June 17, 2009

2010:PDP chieftain tasks members on unity

By Vincent Ujumadu

AWKA—A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Chief George Okoye has asked aggrieved members of the party to unite for the forthcoming governorship and local government elections in the state.

He argued that with the final ruling on the Andy Uba case by the Supreme Court, the best option for the members was to join hands with the Uchenna Emeodi led state executive of the party.

Addressing newsmen at Abagana in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, Okoye, who is one of the governorship aspirants on the platform of PDP, urged stakeholders of PDP to realize the need to work together, so as to win the 2010 governorship election in the state.

“Before now, we had so many problems in the party, but eventually, a particular faction was recognized by the National Working Committee (NWC) of PDP and all of us were happy.

At least, it would make us start from somewhere. What is striking is that a particular faction that was recognized has no governorship aspirant as its arrowhead. So, while rejoicing that we now have a head, it would afford all the governorship aspirants the opportunity to present their agenda to the people of Anambra State ,” he said.

He acknowledged that it may not be possible to carry everybody along in a democratic setting, but that it was better to work with the majority.

Okoye also spoke on the two years of President Umaru Yar’Adua’s administration, saying that the president has done well considering the situation he met on ground.

“I believe the president will deliver all his promises to the people of this country. He has done only two years and we should allow him finish his four years before assessing his performance,” he stated.

According to him, with programme being put in place by Yar’Adua administration, the problematic issue of power would soon be solved and that will be the tonic required to move the nation’s economy forward.