August 10, 2017

Anambra Poll: I’ll remain in APC if I lose ticket — Moghalu


By Chimaobi Nwaiwu

APC aspirant, Chief George Moghalu, has vowed to sink or swim with the APC whether he wins the primary election or not saying the day he quits the APC he would quit politics.

Chief George Moghalu

Moghalu who vowed to introduce free education at the primary and secondary education levels in the state if elected governor of the state told Vanguard that he was equally not in support of zoning of the party’s governorship on the claim that there was no policy of zoning in the state.

Chief Moghalu disclosed these to Vanguard during the conclusion of activities marking the conclusion of his first phase tour of local government areas in the state. The governorship hopeful who took out time touring the 21 councils areas of the state, used the opportunity to meet his party’s state officers, council and Ward executives for interaction ahead of the party primaries.

On what will be his reaction if he fails to clinch the APC ticket, whether he would consider other platforms, he quickly said “any day I quit my party, I quit politics altogether, if I fail to win the nomination, God’s will must be done. I won’t decamp, and I must make it clear that there is no law that forbids any new entrant from contesting for any office under the APC.

“With the resources and revenue windows available to the state government, Anambra pupils ought to enjoy free education unhindered in primary and secondary schools.”.

A visibly concerned Moghalu who is also the party’s National Auditor, said that there was hope to extend the gesture to tertiary level of education in the state if he believes it is very necessary, adding that the resources of the state can carry it. He expressed confidence that he would win the APC primary and thereafter appraise the true position of the state’s accounts to enable him make more far reaching decisions concerning the free education policy.

On the zoning arrangement amongst the three senatorial zones in the state in the presentation of governors, Chief Moghalu said “I sincerely and respectfully doubted any such understanding in the state.”

While accusing those latching unto such argument for their aspiration as lacking in life-enhancing programmes to take the state and her citizens to the next level, he rhetorically asked “why the former governor Dr Chinwoke Mbadinuju and his South Senatorial zone were prevented from doing two terms of eight years.”

“If Dr Mbadinuju was allowed eight years, or his zone allowed eight years, I won’t come out, so. If there is any zone that should not come out this time, it’s the Central that had taken three years under Senator Ngige and eight years by Mr. Peter Obi”