Ihejirika – Former President Jonathan’s COAS Joins APC
A one-time Chief of Army Staff, retired Lieutenant General Azubuike Ihejirika, has actually joined the All Progressives Congress. The ex-Army Chief formally stated for the APC as well as registered with the event in the ongoing registration and also revalidation on Tuesday, The Eagle online reported.
Recall that General Ihejirika, was at the helm of the Nigerian Military from 2010-2014 under former Head of state Goodluck Jonathan, made his affirmation to join the APC at his Isuikwuato country home in Abia North Senatorial Area. The previous COAS made his statement as well as consequently signed up at Ezere Ward 2. His registration was performed by the APC Ward Chairman, Iheanyi Chukwu, in the existence of stalwarts of the party, consisting of Kalu; State Secretary of the party, Perfect Okorie; Deputy State Woman Leader of the event, Lady Franca Osuwa; Chairman, Abia APC Registration panel, Ambassador Bala Mohammed Mairiga; Chief Ameobi Ogah; Dr. Lilian Obenwa; Abia North APC Zonal Chairman, Principal Chris Ajah; Participant, Abia State House of Assembly, representing Isuikwuato Constituency, Hon. Emeka Okorofor; and also event faithful.
Recall that in November last year, Kalu, the APC leader in Abia State, prompted Ihejirika to join the party. “General Ihejirika’s decision to join us today in the APC is no question a terrific one as well as I must commend him for taking the vibrant action after over a year of convincing him to sign up with the party. “He should be ensured that his membership in our celebration will be a really rewarding one. “I am faithful to the celebration. “This is why I have actually constantly subjected myself to the celebration’s decision-making procedure. “My appreciation likewise mosts likely to the Chairman, Abia APC Enrollment panel, Ambassador Bala Mohammed Mairiga, as well as his group for joining me to poise this workout.
“The chairman can see for himself that the APC in Abia is deeply rooted. “In the last few days, he has actually accompanied me to some decamping events of individuals from various other parties into our celebration. “In behalf of our National Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni, I welcome you to our wonderful event.” Revealing his factors for joining the celebration, General Ihejirika stated his entering into politics by signing up with the APC is to contribute to the development of the event in the state as well as at the national level. The former COAS stated additionally that having actually served in the Army for practically 38 years, he has gathered adequate experience to add to the freedom of the nation as well as the lot of money of the event. In his words:” I am pleased by the presence of the leader of the event in our state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, to honour this event.
“Having offered practically 38 years in the armed forces, I am convinced that it will be a waste of experience for me to continue to be outside federal government tasks. “Hence is since I have a whole lot to supply and assure you all that I will operate an open-door plan. “I will likewise discover fast.” Ihejirika claimed his very first goal is to join the party. He said: “My very first objective is to join the party.
“Unity is very vital since if we are united, we can achieve all our objectives for the state and the country at large.” Recall that similar advancements by Senator Kalu had generated outcomes as it saw the Founder of the All Progressives Grand Partnership and United Peoples Event, Chekwas Okorie; previous governorship candidate of the APGA in 2015 and also 2019, Dr. Alex Otti; previous governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Event, Principal Emeka Atuma; previous Commissioner for Money in Abia State, Obinna Oriaku, signing up with the celebration in the state.