The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, Stanley Okoro Emegha, has announced that local government chairmen who work hard for the victory of the party in the forthcoming Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone bye-election will be given second term tickets.
Emegha made this announcement in a statement released to the press in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State.
He stressed that the council chairmen must perform exceptionally well to secure the victory of the party’s senatorial candidate, Anthony Okorie Ani.
Emegha’s statement was in response to reports that he had previously stated that no council chairmen would be returning for a second term in office.
In his statement, Emegha clarified, “I stated categorically clear that any chairman who did not win convincingly the Ebonyi South Senatorial District bye-election with about 85 to 95% of the ballot cast will not be given ticket to participate in the forthcoming local government area poll. The same charge was extended to other government functionaries so that the party could secure the people’s mandate and cruise to victory at the end of the day. Actually, they were all persuaded to do the needful but with a clause to comply strictly with the rules guiding the game.”
He also urged the citizens and members of the party to ignore any rumors circulating within the state that chairmen of the council areas won’t return for a second term.
“I want the people of Ebonyi State as a matter of good conscience and public good to totally disregard it,” he added.
Emegha’s announcement has sparked discussions within the state, with many citizens and party members expressing their opinions on the matter. Some have commended the decision, stating that it will encourage the chairmen to work harder for the party’s success in the bye-election. Others have expressed concerns about the potential impact on the upcoming local government area poll.
In response to the discussions, Emegha has reiterated the importance of the council chairmen’s performance in the bye-election and assured that the party will continue to uphold the principles of fairness and accountability.
The announcement has also raised questions about the criteria for evaluating the performance of the council chairmen and the potential implications for the local government area poll. Emegha has not provided specific details on the evaluation process, leading to speculation and anticipation among the chairmen and party members.
As the bye-election approaches, the APC in Ebonyi State is gearing up for a rigorous campaign to secure the support of the electorate. The party is expected to focus on mobilizing voters and promoting its candidate’s agenda for the senatorial district.
The outcome of the bye-election will not only determine the representation of Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone but also have a significant impact on the political landscape in the state. The APC is determined to win the election and consolidate its position in the region.
In the midst of the political activities, the council chairmen are facing increasing pressure to deliver results and demonstrate their commitment to the party’s success. The announcement of the potential second-term tickets has added a new dimension to the dynamics of the bye-election and raised the stakes for the chairmen.
The decision to link the chairmen’s performance in the bye-election to their eligibility for a second term has sparked debates about the party’s internal policies and the expectations placed on elected officials. It has also highlighted the challenges and opportunities facing the APC in Ebonyi State as it strives to strengthen its position in the region.
As the political climate heats up, the citizens of Ebonyi State are closely following the developments and assessing the implications for the future of the state. The decision regarding the council chairmen’s second-term tickets is expected to have a lasting impact on the party’s leadership and the governance of the local government areas.
In the coming weeks, the APC will intensify its efforts to rally support for its candidate and mobilize the electorate for the bye-election. The party is committed to presenting a compelling vision for the senatorial district and addressing the concerns of the citizens.
Emegha’s announcement has set the stage for a dynamic and competitive political environment in Ebonyi State, with the council chairmen at the center of the action. The outcome of the bye-election will not only determine the fate of the senatorial district but also shape the future of the APC in the region.
As the political landscape continues to evolve, the citizens of Ebonyi State are poised to play a decisive role in shaping the direction of the state’s governance. The upcoming bye-election will be a critical juncture for the APC and a test of its ability to mobilize support and deliver results.
In the midst of the political maneuvering, the council chairmen will be under scrutiny as they strive to meet the expectations set by the party leadership. The announcement of the potential second term tickets has added a new layer of complexity to the electoral dynamics and raised the stakes for the chairmen.
As the countdown to the bye-election begins, the citizens of Ebonyi State are eagerly anticipating the outcome and closely monitoring the developments. The decision regarding the council chairmen’s second term tickets is expected to have a far-reaching impact on the political landscape in the state.
In the weeks ahead, the APC will be focused on building momentum for its candidate and engaging with the electorate to secure their support. The party is committed to delivering a compelling message and demonstrating its capacity to lead the senatorial district.
The announcement by Emegha has injected a new sense of urgency and excitement into the political arena in Ebonyi State. The upcoming bye-election is poised to be a pivotal moment for the APC and a reflection of its strength and resilience in the region.