Former governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Tony Nwoye, has got the endorsement of the Anambra Elders Forum (AEF), and Anambra Traders Union (A.T.U) in the coming Governorship election in the State.
The Central Executive Committee of the forum which announced the endorsement after their general meeting in Awka, the state capital said the decision to endorse him was based on his epoch representation of his constituents in the green chamber.
The chairmam of the forum, Chief Godwin Okonkwo, who stated the position shortly after the meeting said Hon. Nwoye has provided his Federal Constituency, Anambra West/ East with various constituency projects in the House.
Chief Okonkwo flanked by its General secretary, Chief Chika Udemadu, during the briefing said the former National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) president has been representing his constituency well in the House of Representatives.
The group enumerated the Constituency projects Nwoye had executed to include empowerment of over 1000 youths in the Federal Constituency, whom he gave N500, 000 each, awarded scholarship to about 200 students, tarred over 200 km of roads, built houses to widows and less privileged families.
” Hon. Nwoye has continued with the payment of N50,000 stipend to elderly people from 60 years and above in the constituency and other democracy dividend as the current House member” Okonkwo said.
Okonkwo said :It is this effective representation among others that we are endorsing him for the governorship of Anambra State, fully conscious of the fact that he will do well if elected Governor of Anambra State.
We are urging other PDP aspirants to step down for him”.
Okonkwo said the issue of zoning should not arise because there was no time Anambra people came to agree to zone any political positions.
“In any case what matters is capacity of a leader to perform, to deliver democracy dividend to his people” he said.