By Vincent UJumadu
Activities in the commercial city of Onitsha literally came to a halt yesterday as the people of the state assembled at the expansive All Saints field for the governorship campaign of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
Before going to the venue of the campaign, the leaders of the party paid courtesy visit to the traditional ruler of Onitsha. Though the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe was absent as he traveled out of the country, his Cabinet received the APGA team.
Shortly after the APGA candidate, Dr. Chief Willie Obiano was introduced by Governor. Peter Obi and APGA National Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh, he pledged to continue to serve the people of the State in the best APGA tradition.
He based his speech on what he called the four Cs: continue, complete, commission and commencement of new projects.
Obiano promised to continue equipping selected hospitals in the state, free medical care for those above 70 years, free education in primary and secondary schools, eradication of kidnapping, beautification of the areas already worked on by the Governor, execution of mass housing for civil servants and middle and Low income earners, free vocational education, free ante- natal care, among others.
Speaking further, Obiano, who enumerated the projects being executed by Governor Obi assured the people of the state that he would continue and complete those projects. He mentioned specific projects he said were dear to his heart because they would touch the lives of the people, namely: Ndiukwuenu, Ebenebe, Atani, Ozubulu roads, as well as bridges, malls and water projects under construction and many others.
Obiano who described Gov. Obi’s policy of disbursing money directly to the Church and other credible organizations as yielding tremendous fruits, assured that he would not only continue, but would expand on the practice since it had proved very effective in the distribution of resources for the good of the people of the state.
Earlier, Umeh who introduced all those that contested the APGA primaries and are united in their support for Willie Obiano, urged the people of Anambra State to reject the attempt to impose candidates on the state as represented by Dr. Chris Ngige.
Describing what was happening as “Operation Osmosis”, Umeh said that light as represented by APGA would certainly triumph against darkness.
In his own remarks, the Governor, Mr. Peter Obi said that seeing the crowd and the response of the people to APGA in Anambra State that he was convinced that the campaign was a mere formality.
Obiano ‘ll surpass my achievements – Obi
CHIETAINS of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, were unanimous in their call on the party’s governorship candidate, Dr Willy Obiano to avoid squandering the confidence reposed in him if he emerges victorious at the polls.
Disclosing this yesterday in Onitsha at the party’s governorship campaign, the leaders insisted that the choice of Obiano as candidate was a popular decision.
Those at the event include; Anambra State Governor Peter Obi, Chief Victor Umeh, Chief Tim Menakaya, Senator Chris Anyawu, Mrs Uche Ekwunife, Chief Emeka Ojukwu (jnr) among others.
Speaking at the event, Obi urged the electorate not to be deceived by promise being made by other parties, adding that Obiano would surpass his achievements.
”We have done much to secure Anambra and to guarantee a better future for our people. It is to our credit that the state is now safe. Because of my believe in continuity, we presented a worthy successor. Obiano will continue from where I stopped,” Obi stated
In the same vein, Umeh said, “from what Peter is doing it is obvious that Obiano will do well and more. He has no reason to fail.”
Similarly Senator Anyawu said: “I am here to support what you are doing. We are glad that you have a bold and worthy candidate. He will continue the wonderful works of Obi. With him there will be progress. I am calling on Anambra people to hold on to Obiano. Ensure that he is elected. The world is watching you.”