Ojukwu Urges Anambra People to Vote Obi

By Chuks Collins, Awka   |   18 December 2009   |   10:00 pm  

This was as APGA’s factional national chairman, Chief Victor Umeh, declared that former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Chairman of PDP’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Chief Tony Anenih, and Action Congress (AC) National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, cannot foist their parties’ candidates on the people of Anambra in particular and Ndigbo in general.

 

The made these declarations yesterday at the formal flagging off Obi’s second term governorship campaign at playground of Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha.

Ojukwu, who acknowledged that he was no longer young, added that his only request to the people of Anambra before he sleeps his last sleep on earth was for them to come out and vote Obi for second term in office.

“I want to be part of every of your travail and victory that comes to you. This is our journey and ascent to the promise land. Even as we stand here today, even the blind can see the sea of heads. I will accompany you people to every ward to campaign for my son, Peter Obi, who calls me father,” he told the crowd.

According to him: “Igboland is not for outsiders; it is for Ndigbo. Ndigbo know their leader and their leader is Ojukwu. Anambra people do not behave like tigers or lions. Obi calls me father and I call on you to vote for my son, Peter Obi.”

A helicopter conveying Ojukwu that wanted to land at the playground, could not due to the crowd, which occupied every available space within and outside the venue.

Umeh, who said Anambra is 95 per cent APGA, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a free and fair governorship election in Anambra, saying anything short of that is tantamount to anarchy.

Umeh noted if the election was free and fair, APGA would abide by the outcome of the election without biases, adding that the transformation of Anambra by Obi’s government was a testimony to the fact that they are not in government to drain the state resources.

He also announced the endorsement of Obi by 12 opposition political parties under the aegis of Patriotic Alliance of Nigeria (PAN).



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