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2019 elections: Who dons the crown ?

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WITH few weeks to the general elections, predictions and analyses have been the topic of discussion almost at every gathering. Both the young and the old have keen interest on what the outcome will be.

Nigerians have finally come to realize that the choice of their leaders is as important as their personal businesses because it will in no small measure influence and affect their lives for the next four years.

Lobbying for votes by candidates who are aiming at  unseating a particular opponent is rampant and those who are seeking to be re-elected makes them now go to sleep with one eye open because until the battle is won, majority of them will know no rest.

This is the period of campaign and the political activities are fully alive nationwide. Anambra state has not been an exception as ‘campaigns from different wards, constituencies and districts’ have taken up in high speed.

The question on the lips of every Nigeria is who will emerge victorious at the end of the day as all hands are on deck from all angles towards making sure victory is attained.

Candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Anambra State House of Assembly Awka South constituency Chief Emeka Igwe ( E to Dike Na Okpuno) while addressing party faithfuls at ward 8 Agu-Awka recently boasted saying “PDP will win landslide all the way at the general election.”

According to him “the present administration has not done well. They have not attracted any infrastructure or passed any bill that has favoured us.

‘My vision is to promote citizens, participation in public policy and engagement including public institutions with a focus on promoting good governance through inclusive representation and sustainable development in Awka south constituency 1.

“My agenda is to create scholarship for indigent and physically  challenged students, create human capital development and employment. I assure my constituency of accountability, competence, integrity, transparency, creativity, consistency and team work.”

House of Assembly Candidate for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Idemili North constituency Hon. Ifeanyi Arthur Chiekwu (Money man) has assured his constituents that if voted for, he will offer quality and better representation.

He made this statement while addressing his campaign team, and reiterated his commitment noting that “his prime purpose and objectives was to offer quality and effective representation. My hunger to serve has already enveloped me and I will stop at nothing until result is achieved.”

Candidate for Awka North and South federal Constituency under the Social Democratic Party ( SDP) Chief Goddy Ezenagu ( Ochendo) on his part has called on his constituents to learn from their past mistakes where they voted for the wrong party and candidate.

According to the SDP candidate ” The high level of misrepresention of Awka North and South Federal constituency at the National Assembly in the last few years is alarming and nothing to write home about.

“Representation as the people have come to see is not a tea Party. It should be entrusted to someone who is capable and has paid his dues in the political journey. For the fact that it is the turn of Awka North to represent the constituency this time around is a pointer to the fact that I deserve  to be at the green chambers.

Ochendo made this declaration at the inauguration of the party wards and local government area coordinators committee event at the campaign office.

Since his declaration to run under SDP after the debacle and show of shame by APGA at the primaries, Ochendo have been receiving support regularly across board.

Engineer Sam Chinedu Onwuaso (Mkponana) Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  Awka North and South Federal constituency has urged his constituents to vote for him on the February 16th emphazising that PDP has the interest of Ndigbo at heart that is why Peter Obi was chosen as the vice president.

Onwuaso made the call at ward 8 Agu Awka recently. According to him “This is the time to correct all the errors and past mistakes. If you vote for me there will be development in agriculture, ecological intervention for easy access through road and bridges and also human capital development empowerment will be in place.

Candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) Anambra South senatorial District Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Uba has reiterated his readiness to discover his people stating that soo many economic policies have gone against the igbo race.

Uba made this call at the inauguration of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Ihiala chapter recently. Uba appealed to Ndi Ihiala to throw their support on him emphazising that sports, education, oil sector, sea pot among others are areas he will improve.

The capital oil as he is popularly know urged his supporters not to be discouraged stating that the political party does not matter but the candidate should be the main focus.

Senator Uche Ekwunife candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Anambra Central Senatorial District has expressed gratitude to the people of ward 8 Agu Awka for their massive support in 2015 which took her to the Senate.

Ekwunife while addressing party faithfuls recently outlined her achievement in her 6 months as senator.

The two time house or representative member regretted that she did not stay long at the upper chambers due to mischief makers.

According to her” My mandate was stolen and since then, it has been difficult for me to bear. We all fought for that victory in 2015 but this time around those who stole it will not have the privilege and opportunity again. This is our time.

“I have the capability, experience, competence and confidence to represent Anambra central.

“PDP is a party for Ndigbo. Alex Ekwueme are among the founding fathers. Peter Obi is our vice presidential candidate. This is enough prove that PDP is for the Igbo race.

“Two things will make us win. Prayer and hardworking. Without this two combination, nothing will work.

“I’m ready to reclaim my stolen position. When I go back to Abuja as a senator, I will reduce unemployment.

As the heat continues to increase fingers are crossed as we await the outcome of the election.

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