The people of Idemili North local government area of the State have unanimously thrown their support behind the APGA candidate, in the November sixth Anambra State governorship election, Professor Chukwuma Soludo.
Government House Correspondent, Ejike Abana reports that the National Leader and Board of Trustees Chairman of APGA, Governor Willie Obiano led the party stakeholders at the state and local government level to the venue.
The APGA Standard Bearer, Professor Soludo and his running mate, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim were also present at the tour.
Speaking during the event, Governor Obiano who thanked Ndi Idemili North for supporting his administration all these years, recalled that the people of Idemili gave him twelve thousand votes during his re-election, and asked them to mobilize more votes for the present APGA candidate.
The former National Chairman of APGA, Senator Victor Umeh, pointed out that the election is just around the corner and describing Professor Soludo as the governor’s legacy project to ndi Anambra and declared that with APGA, ndi Igbo have the bargaining power which is why it deserves every support.
The Director General of APGA Campaign Organization, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu spoke about what he described as the paradox of Idemili North which has the largest number of registered voters in Nigeria with over two hundred thousand registered voters, lamenting that less than ten percent of the registered voters actually turn out to vote and canvassed for massive mobilization, just as the member representing Anambra East and West Federal Constituency, Chief Chinedu Obidigwe asked Ndi Idemili North to mobilize one hundred and fifty thousand votes for APGA.
On his part, Professor Soludo thanked the people of Idemili North for all the support, saying that the position of ndi Igbo will be addressed with APGA platform only if they will support the party and pledged to continue working from where the governor will stop, even as he revealed that his manifesto is for the youth, women, the poor and vulnerable and added that they have the capacity to deliver on their manifesto.
The Special Adviser to Governor Obiano on Political Matters, Barrister Ifeatu Obiokoye and the member representing Idemili North at the State House of Assembly, Honourable Ifeanyi Chiekwu assured that Idemili North will deliver more than expected and appreciated the Governor for all he has done for the ndi Anambra.
Earlier, the Transition Committee Chairman of Idemili North Council Area, Mr. Asha Nnabuife recalled the good work of the governor in the area, including erosion control project at Obosi which saved a lot of buildings from collapsing, road projects, street lighting project, choose your project initiative in different Idemili towns as well as intervention at the Nkpor flyover, assuring that they were prepared and will stand behind Professor Soludo to vote and protect their votes, contrary to the views that votes will be stolen.
In attendance at the event were the Member representing Anaocha, Dunukofia and Njikoka Federal Constituency, Honourable Dozie Nwankwo, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Barrister Vera-Queen Okonkwo, among others.
At the event, Honourable Tony Oneweek performed the APGA song.