Councils promised incentives for votes as Chime leads PDP campaign
THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State, has promised to reward any council in the state that returned the highest number of votes to its governorship candidate, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as the party kicks off its 16 day electioneering campaign, ahead of next month’s elections.
The Director of the Campaign Organization, Chief Charles Egumbe, at a press conference held at the campaign headquarters on Sunday said that, “the PDP will not underrate any party in the election. We are conversant with candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC); we have met before and we look forward to meeting again. We hope to reap many more votes from his ward than we did previously.”
According to him, the State Governor, Sullivan Chime will lead the campaign for all the party candidates in the National Assembly and House of Assembly elections, which will traditionally kick off with Isiuzo Council.
He added: “The focus of the campaign is the performance of the outgoing administration and the fact that Enugu North, where the governorship was zoned to, chose a credible person and the party finally endorsed a good candidate.
“We are therefore not just asking for support from the people, we want to know the volume of votes that we will get in the election. Our message is to ask the next government to build on the performance of the incumbent government and build on the existing partnership with the people in the state.”
Meanwhile, Ugwuanyi had stressed the need for continuity at all levels, assuring that the dividends of democracy enjoyed by the people of the state will be sustained.