By Chimaobi Nwaiwu
PDP aspirant Dr. Alex Obiogbolu, has praised the sense of unity among party members urging them to sustain it towards achieving the desired goal of defeating the incumbent APGA administration.
Dr. Obiogbolu has nevertheless charged party delegates to look beyond whatever sentiments and appraise his record as the only one among the aspirants with the ability to challenge the incumbent governor.
“We have to look at who is it that can match the incumbent in a debate, who is it that has the requisite experience, whose records can stand tall in a comparison to the incumbent and other parties, who is it that his candidacy can ignite the fire of love, peace, passion and commitment of the party people to stop an era of anti party activities.
“Whose candidacy can also prove and deliver the dividends that are much needed to bring back the reputation and integrity of PDP as a corporate entity in Nigeria so when you look at these factors, I see that I stand tall among them, this time we need to win, and we need an old horse, somebody who is known and marketable, accessible that is what my candidacy represents.
He said that “the law does not stop anybody, neither does the constitution of the party debar anybody from running, but then there is always a consensus and PDP has shown that they understand it better than any other political party in Nigeria, and that is why people like me will always remain in, and be ready to swim and drown with the party.
Obiogbolu said that “it is only unity of purpose and the spirit of oneness that they will use to wrestle power out of the ruling party in the state, urging those who in one way or the other have been maltreated, to use the opportunity of the ongoing mobilization of PDP members and welcoming returnees in the state, who are coming back in droves to rejoin the party.”
He said that PDP in the state is working seriously behind the scene to heal wounds inflicted on it by the crisis that almost tore it apart, which made a lot of its members who were thinking of moving to the APC and APGA to change mind.
He said that “what happened in PDP particularly, in Anambra State was that people did not leave the party contrary to claims by other political parties in the state who wanted to score cheap political points, rather they waited by the side to know what the outcome of the Supreme Court judgment would be.”