The chieftain of the R-APC in a statement in Abuja also said poor reward system, high-handedness and undemocratic habits were some of the reasons why members would continue to leave the party in droves, if there is no change
Browsing: Chief Sam Nkire
Reacting to a threat by a group of Ukwa-Ngwa leaders to ostracise any kinsman, no matter his or her party affiliation, who contests against Governor Ikpeazu in 2019, Nkire described the threat as “archaic and undemocratic”.
He further advised the two leaders as well as any other leaders of the APC who may in the future wish to take “family matters” to the press to perish the idea
The meeting, which was held at the Hilltop Mansion of Babangida, sources told The Eagle Online, focused solely on the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari
Nkire spoke at the end a well attended meeting of leaders and stakeholders of the party in the Abia State capital, Umuahia
Chief Nkire spoke after a meeting of Abia State stakeholders of the party on how to boost membership of the Igbos in the APC.
He said the APC was the surest means of producing a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction.
According to Chief Nkire, the fact President Buhari had proposed several palliative measures in the 2016 budget shows that he feels the pains of Nigerians and that he is determined to end it
The APC chieftain added that he also believed that government at both federal and state levels owed it a duty to protect the masses against false preachings of some evil pastors and imams who swindle members of the public in the name of religion
According to Chief Nkire, who is now a member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress, no national chairman of any political party worth its salt should collect bribe to endorse the candidate of another political party no matter how hungry they were
According to Chief Nkire, Igbos were doing well in every other field except politics, adding that Igbo politicians must desist from self aggrandisement and begin to work for the good of the people of Igboland
Nkire. who is a member of the Board of Trustees of the APC, said in Abuja that only those who want Igboland’s economy destroyed would encourage Igbos to go on fighting for secession from Nigeria
The former National Chairman of the Progressive Peoples Alliance further told Nigerians that an APC government under the leadership of President Buhari would make the welfare of the average Nigerian a top priority and would by no means toy with the productive sector of the economy
Nkire said that the party, based on the position of the Independent National Electoral Commission, would not be contesting the election with its proposed name, the All Progressive Peoples Alliance
Nkire, who was reacting to text messages emanating from former members in Kaduna and Sokoto States, warned that any PPA member who attends any meeting for merger with other political parties would be punished according to the provisions of the constitution of the party
Nkire said people occupying government positions must stop playing father christmas with people’s money but rather should pursue policies which could provide enabling environment for people to work to put food on their tables instead of waiting for occasional hand-outs from an individual politician or office holder
Nkire handed down this warning while exchanging views with the Abia State Chairman of PPA, Prince Emeka Okafor, over the rumour that they were allowed to align with a particular political party in Abia State
Nkire, who spoke at the end of the party’s National Working Committee meeting in Abuja, said there would no longer be an extension of time, adding that defaulting chairmen would face sanctions if they do not comply within the stipulated timeframe
The PPA boss lamented the plight of Igbos in the country, especially in the present regime where, according to him, Igbos got the worst “deal.”
In a Christmas message signed by its National Chairman, Chief Sam Nkire, the PPA said the PDP must ensure that most of Nigeria’s resources is not used to service the welfare of the few people in government, leaving the rest of the people to wallow in poverty and unemployment, but to make life worth living for all Nigerians
Nkire said the sudden death of the governor in the helicopter crash in Bayelsa State on Saturday, was not just a loss to Nigeria but a big loss to a small community of men of conscience in the country