A leading group within the Imo state APC family which is very popular in all the wards and LGAs of the state, the APC Grassroots Movement, has called on the leadership and members of the party in the state to close ranks and save the party unnecessary headache by unanimously adopting the Deputy Governor, Prince Exe Madumere as the party’s flag bearer in next governorship election.
Speaking exclusively to our reporter last weekend in Orlu after an executive meeting of the group which has strong membership in all the wards, the coordinator of the group, Chief Uchema Anaele revealed that his group came to this conclusion after considering and analyzing the array of governorship aspirants under the platform of APC and even outside APC and their capacities to deliver the much needed democracy dividends in line with globally established leadership principles.
Chief Anaele stated that the APC Grassroots Movement has used the four established leadership tools of accountability, transparency, participation and rule of law to analyze these guber aspirants, taking their antecedents in various areas of life into consideration.
He further noted that as a long time ally of Governor Rochas Okorocha. Prince Eze Madumere now epitomized and symbolized practical humility and loyalty which is hard to find in any man or woman today.
The APC leader maintained that good leadership is always preceded by good followership, hence the need to encourage the APC as a party with the desire to institutionalize good leadership at all levels, to be courageous enough to adopt Prince Madumere as its point man in the 2019 governorship election.
On whether this adoption would not amount to a breech of APC constitution as it would be undemocratic. Chief Anaele disclosed that it shouldn’t if the party really wanted to win the 2019 governorship election which, according to him, would be mainly based on people’s integrity and ability to do the job.
He further argued that Prince Madumere had already been recognized as a great leader in Nigeria, having won the best deputy governor award and many other leadership honours which demonstrate he remains the best for the state, urging APC’ leaders and members to shun all sentiments and rally round the deputy governor to ensure victory for APC in the state, come 2019.
Chief Anaele used the opportunity to call on all Imolites to endeavour to obtain their PVCs which is their power to choose their own candidates, otherwise, candidates could be imposed on them.