According to Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party would not be content with 25% of the vote coming from the Southeast.
Inaugurating the eight-member Abia State Reconciliation Committee, which is chaired by Senator Chris Adighije, he spoke.
Adamu exhorted the zone’s leaders to put aside their disagreements and strive toward the party’s success in the general election.
He said: “Let Abia go and sit together. All the national elections – House of Representatives, Senate, governorship, presidential election – we will not be satisfied with just the 25 per cent of the vote cast .
“We need the majority of the vote cast for APC. No halfway about it. If we are to win, we must try to win every state.
“We have to do some work and stand together. This is the time to unite; this is the time to work for unity. If we do, God will be with us.”
Adamu advised warring factions in Abia to bury their hatchet and work for the party’s success.
“I hope that with what we have done (inauguration of the committee), there will be peace and we hope this is the very last step. We are not going to hold a reconciliation meeting again.
“We will now leave it to the leaders of Abia to go and play their politics in Abia state. Politics is local,” Adamu told the factions.
Senator Adighije promised to work toward uniting the party in the state.
He said: “We are on our way back to Abia to play the local politics, reconcile all our members and ensure that we go straight for the low-hanging fruits.
“I know that by the grace of God and with the team, we are going to do the needful and ensure victory for our party.”
Other members of the committee are the House of Representatives Deputy Chief Whip, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha (Secretary); Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Chief Henry Ikoh; former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Emeka Wogu; APC National Welfare Secretary, Sir F.N. Nwosu; APC governorship candidate in Abia State, High Chief Ikechi Emenike, and former lawmakers Emeka Atuma and Martins Azubuike.