2023: Why S’south will be challenging for APC – Campaign council
The Directorate of Contact and Mobilisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has identified the South-South geo-political zone as a challenging region for the party ahead of the 2023 presidential poll.
Speaking during its inaugural meeting in Abuja, the Director of Contact and Mobilisation of the PCC for South-South, Olorogun O’tega Emehor, said the zone would be a battleground for the APC because most of the states in the region were under the control of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He however said that the APC was advancing strategies to legitimately surmount all challenges and win the presidential poll in the zone.
O’tega said, “It is evident that our zone, the South-South, is a peculiarly difficult one with respect to our party.
“As we are aware, APC only has one state governor out of the six states in the region while the PDP has the remaining five.
“PDP has retained dominance in this region since 1999 and indeed, produced a President of Nigeria. It is, therefore, clear that for us to deliver for our candidate, we must work twice as hard as other regions and devise smart and practical strategies to deliver our mandate.
“We have been working to put a draft strategy document in place that will outline how we are to confront our zone in order to deliver results.
“Fortunately, our principals, Tinubu/Shettima are good products to sell. Their achievements and manifesto will make our work easy.”