The South-East chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Monday said the Federal Government has challenged it to deliver the five states in the zone to the party by 2019.
The APC National Vice-Chairman, South-East, Emma Eneukwu, disclosed this during the inauguration of zonal disciplinary and fundraising/finance committees in Enugu.
Eneukwu said the quest to deliver the South-East to the party would commence with the governorship election in Anambra State, scheduled to hold on November 18, 2017.
“We have a little challenge in the South-East; this present (federal) government has challenged us to prove that we are part of this country.
“We have been pushed to the edge where we will prove that an Igbo man is a very special person in this country.
“The challenge is to ensure that we deliver the entire South-East to the APC, starting from the governorship election in Anambra State,” Eneukwu said while inaugurating the committees.
It was observed that the two committees were replete with former Peoples Democratic Party members.
The fundraising/finance committee include a former member of the House of Representatives, Nweke Gbazueagu, a former PDP chairman in Imo State, Chief Marcel Nlemigbo, and a former Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Stanley Ohajuruka, among others.
A former member of the House of Representatives, Uche Onyeagocha, and a former Labour and Productivity Minister, Emeka Nworgu, are part of the disciplinary committee.