ByÂ Vincent Ujumadu
AWKAâ€” THE who is who in Action Congress, AC, yesterday, stormed the commercial city of Onitsha in Anambra State, to lend support for Dr. Chris Ngige, the partyâ€™s governorship candidate in the February 6 election.
Among those who led to traffic standstill for several hours were Governors Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, Adams Oshomole of Edo State, former Governor Bola Tinibu, Chief Tom Ikimi, Musa Gwadabe, former Minister of Labour and Productivity and former GovernorÂ Segun Oshoba of Ogun State.
National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, warned that the party would lead a national revolution if the February 6 governorship election in Anambra State is rigged by any political party or group.
Akande, who said that AC does not allow godfatherism, but believes in the tenets of healthy and participatory democracy, debunked the allegation of godfatherism in AC, insisting that what is obtainable is friendship of people who are poised to have AC in the seat of power.
â€œNgige does not have any godfather among us, but friends who have done creditably well in safe-guarding the nationâ€™s democracy and delivered the dividends of good governance in their respective states,â€ Akande said.
Governor Fashola in his speech said that the driving force was show of love for Ngige adding that the love must be transformed into electoral victory.
Adams Oshiomole of Edo said the Onitsha mega rally was an important milestone in the history of the country, describing Ngige as a â€œman with a lions heart.â€ He pointed out that during Ngigeâ€™s short regime, he showed what a focused leadership is all about, adding that it witnessed enormous developmental projects in theÂ state during that period.