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You can’t wrest power from me, Obi tells opponents

By   Dayo Benson

LAGOS—Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi has again dared his opponents in next month’s governorship election, saying that those who want to wrest power from will not succeed as the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, remains the only formidable party in the South- East.

Obi who was in Lagos, said that APGA represented the true voice of Igbo in the South East in today’s  politics of Nigeria, just as the Action Congress and All Nigeria Peoples Party in the two states of Lagos and Kano are representing the South West and the core North respectively.

Obi who disclosed this when he took his campaign train to the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex, Alaba International Market and Ladipo markets, where traders of Anambra origin, who are doing their businesses trooped out in their thousands, said APGA will win the February 6 election, just as it won the 2003 general election in Anambra.

The Governor said that the main reason why some candidates were in the governorship race was to make the Igbo in general the laughing stock of the country by planting enmity and confusion in their midst, including to siphon the resources of Anambra State.

He appealed to the traders to come home and cast their votes for him during the governorship election next month, to enable him continue with the good work he is doing in the state, which he said was conspicuous for everybody to see.

APGA’s National Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh, who accompanied Governor Obi, said the external aggressors are fighting Governor Obi because of the good work and peace he had brought to Anambra since he came into office.

According to him, the external forces want to uproot APGA by all means from Anambra because they know that “it is the mustard seed, if you leave it, it will germinate in the whole of Igboland.”

Umeh who read the goodwill message of the APGA leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, said  Ojukwu means well for the Igbo and want them to play significant role in Nigerian politics of today.


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