By ENYIM ENYIM
The Labour Party, LP, yesterday, in Anambra State, gave its ticket for the scheduled November 16 governorship election in the state to Dr Ifeanyi Ubah.
Presenting the party’s flag to Ubah, national chairman, Mr. Dan Nwanyanwu, said the party issued forms to three aspirants but only Ubah returned his form to the national secretariat of the party.
According to him, the provision of the party empowered him to give Ubah the ticket by affirmation since two of the aspirants, Peter Nwosu and an unidentified aspirant did not return their forms.
He said: “We gave forms to three aspirants but only Dr Ifeanyi Ubah paid the necessary fees and returned his form while we have not received forms from the other two aspirants even as I am talking to you now.”
Announcing that there were 137,000 at the primaries, he said the LP government, if voted to power, would give good governance to the people of Anambra State who had not in the past enjoyed full dividends of democracy.
He said it was unfortunate that Anambra that had been the first in all endeavours was now crawling behind other states because they were promoting mediocres in government. He added: “We will no longer allow people who are not interested in your welfare to be in government. The time has come for change.”
State chairman of the party, Mr. Sam Oraegbunam, appealed to the people of Anambra to support the party’s candidate in the governorship election for good governance.
He said the LP government would tackle, headlong, the vexed issues of kidnapping, armed robbery and other crimes in the state.