A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Chief Ikechi Emenike, has said the party is the true arm of those behind President Muhammadu Buhari.
Emenike said anyone is free to describe him as a Buharist and that he is not afraid or shy to admit that.
Speaking at Isialangwa North council during his tour of local government areas, Emenike said Buhari was one of the few Nigerians that has fought corruption to the end.
Emenike said because those who stole public funds are afraid of his anti-graft fight, they canvass that APC was Hausa party.
He noted that APC is a national party where everyone ready to fight corruption is free to join in the fight to liberate the country from those stealing the country dry.
The Abia APC chieftain dispelled insinuations that they do not want people to join APC, saying the party has an open-door policy.
He said: “APC is a party for everyone who has the spirit to help in fighting corruption and we do not discriminate on those who want to join us, because we run an open-door policy, where people are free to come and join us”.
Emenike said those the party did not want are people joining with the intention of destroying it.
“Such type of people will never be allowed or welcome into the party as we want growth not destruction”.
He said an APC government in Abia State is not going to change those who are running the affairs of government.
“Rather, we are going to show them a new way of doing things that will turn around the fortunes of the state and its people”.
The Abia APC leader said: “Since I joined politics, I have never been to government house Umuahia because I do not want to be around and see where they are sharing our money which is supposed to be used for the development of our state”.
Emenike continued: “If I go near the Government House, and see them sharing money, I will not only shout to let the people know what is happening but will go further to ensure those given the money return them for the use of the state”.
He maintained that any government that cannot pay workers and pensioners is not worthy to be in office, adding that such a government should leave office for those willing to work and pay workers.
“As a worker deserves his wages”.
The APC chieftain told the people that they have tried the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the past twenty years, “Please we should try another party like APC come 2019 as it is a party that is ready to bring the desired change”.