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Uba assures aspirants of level playing ground

By Vincent Ujumadu

AWKA -THE acclaimed godfather of Anambra politics, Chief Chris Uba, has said that all the governorship aspirants, who have picked nomination forms for the 2010 governorship election in the state, would be provided a level- playing field during the primaries for the candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

No fewer that 49 persons, including some who had never indicated interest in the race before, had collected the nomination forms being sold at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja.

Among those who had collected the forms include Uba’s close political allies and the question being asked in the state is who he would support for the race.

But speaking with reporters yesterday, Uba assured that all of them would be given equal opportunity to vie for the exalted office to ensure that the right candidate emerged for the election.

According to him, all those who have picked forms would be made to tell the people of Anambra state what they intend to do for the people, adding that by so doing, the people would be in a better position to make their choice.

Uba, who is a member of the PDP Board of Trustee, said that his main concern was to put PDP in the right shape for the election, insisting that the era of manipulation of the exercise was over.

Meanwhile, Uba would begin a sensitization tour of all the 21 local government areas of the state with top shots of the party today, as part of preparations for the 2010 election.

Also as part of the preparations for the election, all the local government chairmen of the party were provided with vehicles and about 2000 motorcycles distributed to party members at the ward level to ensure easy mobilization exercise.

Similarly, some of the party members, who belonged to other factions have started joining Uba.

Former state chairman of the party, Chief Ifeatu Okoye, who earlier challenged the leadership of Uchenna Emodi as the state chairman of PDP led his group to Uba at the weekend, during which he declared total support to him.


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