By ENYIM ENYIM
Senator Margery Okadigbo had been largely silent since the campaign started. Last weekend she unveiled herself as a strong canvasser of the quest of her people in Anambra North for the governorship to come to their zone for the first time.
She was also voice of moderation when some associates of APGA candidate, Willie Obiano made a failed move to use the stakeholders’ forum organized by Anambra North Peoples Assembly, ANPA to project their candidate.
Given that her own party’s candidate, Tony Nwoye was still stuck in the courts at the time of the meeting, Mrs. Okadigbo brought moderation to the gathering.
“From the action of some of you, it means you have not understood what the real issue is. We prayed that political parties elect their candidates from our zone, and thank God we now have candidates from here. Making noise about PDP or APGA is senseless at this point, what we needed now is to go out to the other zones to ask them to support us because Anambra North alone cannot win this war.”
“For now, lets forget about whether it is APGA or PDP, I am the one that will tell you the truth, because I am in Abuja and I know the thinking of Abuja, so my people let us not use our hands to spoil the golden chance God has given to us. What should be important to us should be that a son of Anambra North wins and become the next Governor of Anambra state, so I charge to launch out campaigns in other zones.”
Delay will not affect our plans — Nwoye
THE PDP candidate, Comrade Tony Nwoye has assured that the delay in the confirmation of his candidacy would not seriously affect his chances in the forthcoming election.
Nwoye who was confirmed by the Supreme Court as the PDP candidate last Monday told Vanguard that he has now commenced full campaigns and was bringing awareness to all stakeholders including traditional rulers.
“Yes we were delayed but we are on course and taking the campaign to major stakeholders including our traditional rulers,” Nwoye said yesterday.
Nwoye was challenged for the PDP ticket by Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu and Senator Andy Uba up to the Supreme Court.
Ubah’s campaign is still on — Ibeneme
STORIES BY VINCENT UJUMADU
ACTING Media Director of Ifeanyi Ubah campaign, Mr. Emmanuel, has debunked insinuations that the Labour Party governorship Candidate has slowed down his campaign, insisting that everything is on course.
“The Labour Party gubernatorial candidate is the man to beat in the November 16, 2013 election. Ubah’s Campaign Organization is in high spirit. It is amazing how members of other parties are defecting in droves daily to join Labour Party to identify with Ubah,” Ibeneme said.
According to him, the fact the former media consultant of the campaign organization was removed did not mean that activities in the organization have been slowed down describing as untrue stories by political opponents that Ubah is broke.
He also spoke about the alleged sacked of 60 bouncers by the campaign organization, describing the story as a false.
Quoting the head of the bouncers, Ibeneme said: “Dr Ifeanyi Ubah never owed the bouncers.
They were even paid extra one week bonus, which they did not work for. They are still calling to express their willingness to be considered for future engagement when the opportunity avails itself.”
Adoration ground tragedy: Hold APGA, APC responsible – Ndubuisi
THE Governorship Candidate of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), Barrister Chijioke Ndubuisi have blamed the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and All Progressives Alliance (APC) for the Adoration Ground, Uke, Idemili North Local Council tragedy that claimed 28 lives.
Accusing the candidates of the two parties of being involved in religious politics, which led to the disaster, he said: “The Adoration Ground Tragedy was ignited by both the state government headed by Governor Obi and his political son on one hand and the APC governorship candidate in Anambra on the other side….What happened in Uke was a culmination of bitter religious politics engaged by two gladiators in the forth coming election since the campaign for the election started.”
Warning religious bodies to steer clear of politics as they are expected to be neutral and refrain from turning the pulpit into a soap box for political oratory, Ndubuisi said that political gladiators’ engagement with religious politics was dangerous and could cause crisis in the state.