Leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Anambra North senatorial zone have restated their unalloyed supports for the party’s candidate Mr. Valentine Ozigb in the forthcoming Anambra governorship poll.
They made the statement at the end of a crucial meeting held in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state. The meeting was convened by Hon Chukwuka (Chuchu) Onyema, the lawmaker representing Ogbaru Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives.
According to Hon. Onyema, the meeting was called to enable the party leaderships to brainstorm on how to ensure victory for Ozigbo in the forthcoming November 6, election.
“We need to correct the impression that Anambra North senatorial zone, and Ogbaru LGA in particular, is now a catchment of the APC. It is not true. Despite the exit of some leaders, our dear party remains intact. Nobody in our party left with them.
“As we all know, no other party will favour or has favoured us more than PDP. APGA has failed the people of Anambra, and no well-meaning Anambra person will support APC,” he said.
He also addressed members on some issues surrounding the election, which include insinuation that the ruling party at the Centre had concluded plans to hijack the election through violence.
“I also want to disabuse the fear in many people that a particular political party wants to hijack the governorship election. It is not possible. Nobody can rig the election at the polling units, and we will not allow the imposition of a governor on Anambra. It is the electorates that have the power to choose their governor, not the cabal. I have invested so much in this party because I believe it is my home. So, who will I leave my home for?” he said.
A former member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Emeka Iduu, charged PDP faithful in the zone to prove a point with the November 6 election.
“We are a PDP family, and we will remain in PDP and work for PDP. Nobody can sell us or use us in institutionalizing a Fulani agenda in Anambra,” he started.
Other high-ranking PDP chieftains who attended the meeting, include three members of the Anambra State House of Assembly – Hon Douglas Egbuna (Onitsha South), Hon Somto Udeze (Ogbaru II) and Hon Noble Igwe (Ogbaru I).
Others are Comrade Okey Asolo, the Deputy Chairman of the PDP in Anambra State; Hon Francis Udoba, the Vice-Chairman (Anambra North); Comrade Ogom Izukanne, the Youth Leader of the party in Anambra State; and Chief Ejike Oguebego, a former State Chairman of the PDP.
Also present were Hon Joe Isiagu, Hon Onyekwelu Mbanefo, Chief Dan Nwabueze, Mrs Oby Ndiogwulu, Comrade Patrick Afubera, Dr Okwudili Iweama, and Chief Okwudili Okoli.