Against the backdrop of recent strategic gains towards comprehensive unity in All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) being engineered by the national chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh, the president of C21, Sen. Annie Okonkwo, has lauded the move, describing it as a clear-headed initiative dictated by necessity and supported by natural conscience.
Senator Okonkwo, who spoke after his return from the inauguration of the Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama, in Accra, with a C21 delegation, stated that, at the kernel of every disagreement, is a subconscious yearning for true reconciliation.
“It is my belief that as this reconciliation process has started and is gathering momentum, its drivers captained by the national chairman would pilot it to a cruising level with wings wide enough for everybody’s accommodation.
“Reconciliation is the best tonic for renewal, recovery and growth, and our chairman being a general tested in the political war front should be lionised for the peace he has earned and eager to increase,” Okonkwo said. “That way, APGA which I have said earlier is the South-east’s political inheritance from our late leader, Ikemba Odumegwu Ojukwu, will prove cynics wrong that they are a party fixated in crisis.”
Meanwhile, the C21 president has stated that the beauty of Ghana’s political stability is benchmarked on its transparent electoral process which are people-driven rather than data-manipulated. Fresh with optimism about Nigeria getting it right soon, he said, “I was impressed to learn that every vote that counts in Ghana is a vote by a Ghanaian, and not a data fed by a compromised electoral crook.”
According to Okonkwo, “Their cost of elections is 50 times cheaper than Nigeria, yet the integrity is cleaner and more transparent by miles. And by the way, they have only two major parties, not our 64 social clubs and associations that claim to be parties.”