The Association of South East Past Presidents-General (ASEP) has re-declared its endorsement of APGA presidential candidate, Professor Peter Umeadi, in the 2023 election.

The Association of South East Past Presidents-General (ASEP) has re-declared its endorsement of APGA presidential candidate, Professor Peter Umeadi, in the 2023 election.
The Association has also passed a fresh resolution to support Professor Umeadi’s candidacy through aggressive grassroots mobilization of Igbos in all the autonomous communities in Igbo land.
These were among the highlights of the Association’s second quarterly enlarged Exco meeting held yesterday at Enugu, presided by the national president , Mazi Omife I. Omife (Mbuze Mbaukwu).
The three-agenda meeting deliberated extensively on the current political and security situation in the country as it affects Igbo land as well as the prospects for a president of Igbo extraction in the forthcoming elections.
In the course of deliberations, the Association unanimously adopted a motion jointly sponsored by 26 members from Ebonyi, Anambra, and Enugu states motion for ASEP to give their support to the APGA presidential candidate, Professor Umeadi.
The resolution was based on Professor Umeadi’s dignified and non-controversial mode of political consultations across the country, his wide outreach, his broad-based acceptability in most parts of the country across tribal and religious divides and more importantly, his affiliation with the only Igbo-based party in the current political set-up which will promote Igbo political identity in Nigerian political landscape.
The Association also resolved to support other candidates from other parties in the South East States for other elective posts other than presidency, based on individual merit. The Association therefore mandated its members from respective states to monitor and identify candidates with requisite credentials of personal integrity and antecedents service to society to give their support.
On the growing insecurity in Igbo land as manifested in increasing rate of unknown gun men and kidnapping for ransom by suspected Fulani youths in most South East states, the Association called on Igbo governors to convene an Igbo security summit as a matter of urgency to brainstorm on how to defend Igbo land against the rampaging criminals.
In another development, the Association suspended two of its members from Ebonyi and Imo States for anti union activities and referred their case to the Association’s disciplinary committee for further action.
They are Dr mike Nkwegu, State chairman ASEP, Ebonyi State and Dr Desmond Emerenini, chairman , ASEP. Imo state.
Meanwhile, the Association has scheduled October second this year for what it called a convention of all conventions to be held at Okpara square, Enugu. Some Igbo governors, politicians and Ohaneze leaders are billed to present an address at the convention.

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