By Agbo Sunday, Abakaliki
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has tasked stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Ebonyi state chapter to be united and rededicate themselves towards unseating the incumbent government led by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state come 2019.
The Minster who gave this charge at his country home Uburuin Ohanzara local government of the state, further advised leadership of the party to secure every polling unit with party faithful ahead of 2019 elections.
He added that Ebonyi state APC under the present acting chairman Pastor Nwachukwu Eze should not close its door against any individual either from PDP willing to join the party in the state.
“Let us rededicate ourselves to the struggle and unity of our party and for the things that are before us, don’t do it for yourselves alone but for our own honor, dignity and prosperity of our children, and I now call on the party from now on to ensure that mobilization for members should continue.
“We have to be determine that no matter the approach the other parties would use, we are going to march that approach, we want to drain the PDP in 2019, like the way we drain rivers, we shall also continue to welcome others in other parties into APC, because politic is a game of number, so make sure that we have able women and men at every polling unit in the state.
Dr. Onu, who organized a New Year get-together for stakeholders of APC in the state, stated that President Mohammadu Buhari was putting machinery in place to stop massive importation of refined petroleum products into the country in 2018 and move the economy which was at mono to multi economy with agriculture and technology on the lead.
“By 2018 we are going to stop this massive importation of refined petroleum products into the country, Agriculture and technology is going to be on lead to diversify the economy of our nation, any nation with mono economy is suffering the same economic hardship we are undergoing presently, so Mr. President is working very hard and in this view I will called on all of us to embrace farming”, he explained.
In the area of Agriculture, the minister further called on the people to make use of it advantage as agrarian state to embrace farming, “China with over 1.4 billion and India with over 1billion population can feed their citizens, Nigeria with 120 people can do much better than them”, he said.
While assuring the people of state and Nigerians of President Buhari commitment towards having credible elections in 2019 pointed out that the era using fake figures to win elections is over.
“Because we are now in control, let me assure you that those instruments they used in writing results are no longer in their control. The correct thing we must do is that we must have men and women in every polling unit, we must be united, we must be strong”, he said.