Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, has called on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to work towards inclusive governance, giving every geo political zone a sense of belonging.
Senator Ekweremadu who was speaking at the annual inter-denominational thanksgiving service of Aninri Local Government Area in Enugu State.
He said that politicians should learn to distinguish between leadership and politics, stressing that is the only way that they would ensure peace, unity and sustainable economic development.
The Senator used the the forum to pray for peace in the North East and unity in the country, arguing that peace and unity is one of the greatest things that propels a nation.
Ekweremadu thanked God for the peace enjoyed in the state and local government today, which he attributed to God.
“I call on Politicians in the country to concentrate on Governance. The APC must recognize that the South East and indeed all geo- political zones are part of Nigeria. Politicians must distinguish between leadership and politics. This will ensure even and sustainable development among the zones and also engender peace and unity in the country.”
He reflected on the history of Aninri local government area, which incidentally, he was the pioneer Chairman, and noted that things have indeed transformed positively in the area.
He recalled how the war destroyed infrastructures in the local government area, but was happy that today, “by the grace of God, most of the roads, schools, markets etc has been reconstructed.”
Chief Ekweremadu paid glowing tributes to Hon Mathias Ekweremadu, for introducing the annual thanksgiving service during his tenure as local government Chairman.
Earlier, the local government caretaker committee Chairman, Hon Chidi Ekwe, thanked God for sustaining the annual thanksgiving.
Ekwe expressed profound gratitude to Senator Ekweremadu and the people of the Local Government for their solidarity and support.
Highlight of the occasion was the welcoming of decamped members of the APC and APGA to the PDP fold, by Senator Ekweremadu.