Nigeria – Political parties have been urged to put collective interest and future of Anambra State above every other considerations, as they approach party primary elections.
Speaking in Awka, the National Chairman, of Willie Obiano Support Group, Chief Jude Emecheta enjoined the political parties to avoid acts capable of threatening the process.
Paul Ezeoke reports that Chief Emecheta said the success of the coming election is critical in consolidating the landmark achievements the State has recorded over the years and breaking new grounds towards the short term and long term visions of the State, and reminded the political class of the need to elect a candidate with requisite knowledge, experience and vision to take Anambra state to new frontiers of development, as well as global reach to attract funds and resources to drive the State development initiatives without relying on Federal allocation, especially now that international oil market had continued to record persistent instability.
He noted that Anambra State has quality human capital capable of effectively harnessing available resources for the common good of all, and asked party delegates to resist money politics and vote according to their conscience to provide the electorate with viable options during the election.
Chief Emecheta expressed satisfaction that Governor Obiano’s remarkable achievements in various sectors are impacting positively on the lives of the people and would provide springboard for APGA’s success in the coming election.
Also Speaking, an APGA Chieftain, Chief Henry Igboeli urged the leadership of the various political parties to caution their members against politics of bitterness , acrimony and avoid acts that could heat up the polity ,noting that Anambra State has gone beyond politics of hate speech and mudslinging.
Chief Igboeli enjoined the people to embrace the philosophy of APGA as a political platform that would continue to protect and project the Igbo agenda as well as ensure continuity in the pace and quality of development across the State.