Posted by Grand News | 17 November 2017 | 1,078 times
Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s immediate past president, stormed Anambra on Thursday, November 16, with other top members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hours after his successor, Muhammadu Buhari left the state. Their mission was to boost the campaign of the party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship election, Oseloka Obaze.
Daily Sun reports that Jonathan led the governors of Rivers, Delta, Abia, Ebonyi, Ondo, Taraba, Gombe as well as the deputy governor of Awka Ibom states to the campaign. A former governor of Ogun state, Otumba Gbenga Daniel, was also at the grand finale of campaign rally which held at the All Saints field Onitsha.
Speaking at the rally, Jonathan reportedly said Obaze was the best candidate to become the governor of the state just as he urged Anambra electorate to vote for the PDP and stand firm to defend the democracy in the state. Jonathan noted that Anambra had been a PDP state. He urged the people not to make the mistake of voting for another party that would mortgage their future.
“PDP is the real party that can lead Anambra to the promise land, founding father of PDP is from Anambra which is Dr Alex Ekwueme and PDP has more population in the country. PDP will bring development to the state. We will encourage enterprise, Obaze will encourage enterprise in Anambra. You must make mistake on Saturday, vote for Obaze. You need somebody that can have a voice and represent you well when they go Abuja, you need first eleven when you go to Abuja and defend the interest of Anambra state. We need somebody that will protect the interest of Anambra people, somebody to protect the interest of Igbo.
“We don’t want any situation Igbo will complain of marginalization, it will depend on people you send there and then governors and people we send there. We need somebody that will encourage the enterprise and business that have the connection overseas to attract foreign partners to the state and that person is Obaze” Jonathan stated.
On his part, a former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, said Obiano was “a mistake and bad market” which Anambra should correct in the forthcoming election. “Obiano is a mistake and bad market we made which must be corrected by voting Obaze on Saturday election. We should ask him what happened to N75 billion I left in the state account and N192 billion allocation. Obiano said there is no need of saving money, he sold Anambra State house in Lagos state, let’s vote him out,” Obi said.
The various governors also remarked explaining to the people why they should vote for Obaze adding that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is only interested in rigging elections.
The gubernatorial election in Anambra is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, November 18.
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