By Tony Edike
ENUGUâ€” Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders in the South East, yesterday resolved to do all within their powers to ensure the victory of the partyâ€™s candidate in the February 6, 2010 gubernatorial election in Anambra State, Professor Charles Soludo.
The party leaders said the Anambra election would be a test case to their determination to reclaim the two remaining states of Abia and Anambra for the party, saying that they were not ready to leave any of the South East States to opposition parties.
Among those who attended the meeting which took place at the Nike Lake Resort were Education Minister, Dr Sam Egwu, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Deputy Governor of Imo State, Mrs. Ada Okwuonu, Professor Soludo, Senators Enyinaya Abaribe, Annie Okonkwo, Julius Ucha, Anyim Ude, Nkechi Nwaogu,Â Osita Izunaso amongst others.
Addressing newsmen after the meeting,Â the National Vice Chairman of the party in the zone, Chief Olisa Metuh said that the meeting resolved that the Anambra election remained a must win for the party, noting that the zonal working committee had temporarily relocated to Awka, to give all the necessary support to the partyâ€™s candidates.
He also said that efforts were in top gear to reach out to those who were aggrieved as a result of Soludoâ€™s emergence, noting that already, the National Reconciliation Committee headed by Dr Egwu had already met with Senator Annie Okonkwo and Chief Nicholas Ukachukwu, while another meeting had been scheduled with the self acclaimed political god-father of Anambra State, Chief Chris Uba.
â€œWe are doing all within our powers to ensure that nothing stops us from winning the Anambra election. We are already reaching out to those who still feel unhappy with the way and manner Soludo emerged. We hope that before long, we shall achieve success,â€ Metuh said.