BY VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA-BUSINESS activities in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State, were virtually grounded to a halt, yesterday, as the traders closed shops for the campaigns of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the state, led by Governor Peter Obi.
Campaign rallies were held in virtually all the markets in the town, including the Bridge Head market noted for the sale of drugs, Ochanja and other markets during which movement in and out of the town became difficult.
Speaking to the traders at the various markets, Obi, who solicited for votes for APGA candidates, expressed confidence that his administration’s achievement would make the electorate vote for candidates of his party.
He assured the people that he would continue to keep faith with them, adding that he was even more determined to implement projects that would impact positively on their lives.
“If you are pleased with what I have achieved in this state as governor and want the good of the state, you should then do me the honour of voting all APGA members to various offices so that they will work with me for the good of the state,” he said.
Presenting APGA’s senatorial candidate for Anambra North, Senator Joy Emordi, to the people, the governor informed them that even when she was in the senate on the platform of another party, she made useful contributions not just to Anambra State, but the entire South East as the chairman of the senate Committee on Education.