By Etop Eknem
A governorship aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Alex Obiogbolu, has said members of the party need to work together to reclaim Awka Government House it lost 12 years ago.
The governorship hopeful stated this, yesterday, during an interaction with the state executive council of the party at the party’s secretariat in Awka.
Obiogbolu noted that the party had lost three consecutive governorship elections in the state because of what he called imposition and impunity on the part of those managing the party in the past. He said time had come for the will of the people at the grassroots to be respected if the PDP hopes to make a headway in the November 18 Anambra guber polls.
He said: “I am worried that people always refer to me as an unrepentant PDP man, for my insistence to remain in PDP despite overtures from people in other parties and the manipulations that trail my contests for the governorship ticket. But the truth is that whenever they run into any challenge, they know they have unfettered access to me and I get their problems solved.”
Obiogbolu said deep pocket should not be the only factor in politics as issues of credibility and competence should not be relegated to the background
Vincent Atuigwe, a former member of the House of Assembly and a member of the state executive, commended Obiogbolu for his commitment to the party and manner of his campaign.