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Anambra guber election: Former APGA aspirants set to join campaign



AS THE Anambra gubernatorial election slated for November 6 gathers more steam, the All progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has commenced reconciliation of aggrieved members as its campaign train gets set to hit the road running.

  This, not only places APGA in fine fettle for the task ahead but also shows its adroitness in consistently setting forth at dawn while other parties are still sleep walking or trapped in post-primary election crises.

  Perhaps, this explains why Chairman of APGA Peace, Reconciliation and National Outreach Committee, Senator Victor Umeh was upbeat while assessing APGA’s chances and fortunes in the forthcoming governorship election. And because Senator Umeh’s track records make him a political oracle and engineer in tune with present zeitgeist, only neophytes may not pay full heed to his optimism.

  That’s what made him a natural choice for the critical spade work necessary to galvanise APGA into one house while the party steps out in a formidable front that will not only cart the prize to remain in Govrenment House, Awka, come March 17, 2022, but also smash the records once again as it did in November 2017, by winning in all the 21 local government areas, to get Gov. Willie Obiano reelected for second term in office despite shenanigans of political desperadoes.

  Umeh gave the insights while  speaking during an interaction with newsmen in Awka, yesterday, as part of activities to round-off a three-day, statewide pre-campaign consultations. 

  Speaking in a brief remark at the end of the meetings, Senator Victor Umeh commended all the June 23 APGA governorship primary election contestants for honouring the committee’s invitation.

  Reiterating Gov. Obiano’s commitment to addressing every genuine concerns expressed by aspirants, Umeh also expressed optimism with the heart-to-heart engagements during the meetings and pointed out that the committee would not rest on its oars in continuing to engage more members of the party according to their mandate in order to ensure that all Issues are resolved in the best interest of the party.

  Little wonder, Umeh’s insights struck the right chords as all the former governorship aspirants, from Chief Damian Okolo to Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo and Chief Thankgod Ibeh, all commended him for coming up the right balm to salve any frayed nerves. They all pledged to work together with the party’s flag bearer, Prof. Charles Soludo.

  Secretary of the committee and one-time deputy governor of Anambra, Chief Emeka Sibudu, spoke in similar vein.

  A release issued by Media Assistant to the Committee Chairman, Charles Ifeanyi Obi stated that the committee met with aspirants who did not scale through the party’s governorship screening exercise on the second day of its consultations while it parleyed before it came to the turn of leadership of the Amalgamated Market Traders Association of Anambra State (AMATAS) yesterday.

  Other bigwigs in the parley are ASATU South East President General, Chief Akudolu Gozie and the Board of Trustees Secretary, Chief Chuma Eruchalu, among others.

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