A Frontline governorship candidate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, has said facing the ruling parties in the November poll in Anambra State is not a tea party.
He said the PDP would face APGA in Anambra State and APC in Abuja during the poll.
Okonkwo spoke during PDP’s South East zonal meeting in Awka, Anambra State.
He tasked the party to nominate a strong candidate during its primary election in order to whether the storm.
He said ,”As we are all aware, the battle ahead of us is not just one of winning the party’s ticket to become the flagbearer in the November governorship election.
“It goes beyond that and that is why we must find better understanding and create a unifying front to face the challenges ahead.
“This is imperative because our great party, the PDP, which is obviously the darling party of the generality of Anambra people, has been out of power, in the state, for close to 16 years; and at the center for more than five years now It will come to eight years by 2023.
“These realities place us at a very precarious situation. What it entails is that we must work like soldier ants to defeat the leviathan that stands before us as a hurdle. When soldier ants attack, they attack in groups. That way, they defeat the biggest of flies. Alone, a soldier ant can do nothing.
“This narrative is also true of Hyenas. In groups they can fight and kill a lion. Alone, a hyena is helpless before a lion.
For us therefore, we are confronted with the reality that we are squaring up against the ruling party in the state, APGA. We are also facing the ruling party at the centre, APC. Both are in control of state and federal powers.
“Let us make no mistakes, these powers can, and may, be deployed against PDP in the next election especially, if we create the opportunity by leaving our flanks open.
“We must therefore work in unison to sustain the prevailing unity and peace in the Anambra state chapter of our great party. It is also very critical that we elect a flagbearer that has the capacity to win.”