From Nnamdi Ofonye, Owerri
Despite the tragedy that befell the imo state chapter of the All
Progressives Grand Alliance, the party says the fight to reclaim the Douglas house in Owerri is a mission that must be accomplished.
The National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh, and other stalwarts of the party including Captain Emmanuel Ihenacho stated this in Owerri when they stormed the state to pay condolence visits to the families of the 5 members of the party who lost their lives earlier this week in an auto crash on their way from the national headquarter of the party in Abuja.
The party chairman said that the visit was imperative as it will help boost the morale of the members who are in mourning over the deaths of some of their leaders and members. This gesture he said is in line with the oneness and togetherness that exist within the party as is evident in the party’s slogan of ‘’be your brother’s keeper’’.
Chief Umeh leading other party stalwarts also visited the federal medical center in Owerri where some of the victims who survived the accident are receiving treatments where they prayed for their speedy recovery and also for the repose of the souls of the deceased members.
He however charged the party members not to allow the unfortunate incidence to derail their struggle, but instead should motivate them to fight harder and win for them, adding that the party will see the deceased members as martyrs of the party.
The accident which claimed the lives of the state publicity secretary of the party, Tony Mgbeahurike and four others was said to have occurred at Uromi, Edo State, while they were returning to Owerri from Abuja where they had accompanied one of the party’s governorship aspirant, Okey Eze, to collect his Expression of Interest and Nomination Form from the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.