*galvanizes to upstage crises-ridden APGA
*begins ward sensitization tour
The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has fixed its 2014 Anambra state governorship primaries for May next year.
Consequently the party yesterday kick-started its ward and grassroots sensitization tour in the state geared towards upstaging the ruling All progressives Grand Aliance (APGA).
Addressing the mammoth crowd that turned out at the maiden leg of the tour at Oye-Ukpo, headquarters of the council of Dunukofia LGA yesterday, the state chairman of the party, Prince Ken Emeakayi told the members to work hard to ensure a smooth sail back to the Awka Govt House, come 2014.
Smarting from its peaceful midterm congresses which had been acknowledged by the party headquarters as outstanding, Emeakayi noted it’s their mandate to take back the state via the people’s power, and return to their winning ways, through what he tagged “operation deliver your polling booth”.
He lamented that the state’s growth and development has stunted in the last seven years of APGA leadership in the state. The party’s governorship primaries, according to him has been fixed for next six or seven months, that is May or June next year.
Emeakayi reminded the party faithful that they were all the potential delegates to the primary to elect the governorship candidate. They were therefore urged to desist from political prostitution where they canvass for attention of the aspirants, instead of concentrating on their mobilization for the aspirants to be attracted to their industry. He wondered how they expected someone who could not recognize them when in need of their services and assistance would be expected to recognize them when he eventually wins.
The chairman praised the roles of Dr Alex Ekwueme and Prince Arthur Eze in seeing to the restoration of the peace through his executive of the party in the state.
A chieftain, Dr Ramas told the members to remain united, charging them to use the former crisis as a tool with which God cemented the party further. He insisted the need for a far reaching change in the state, pointing out there was yawning gap in youth empowerment and job creation presently.
Prince Eze in his goodwill message presented by Chief Vincent Ilogha, the Ogne of Ukpo, charged the executive not to betray the implicit confidence reposed in them by the members to give a transparent and purposeful leadership.
The Vice Chairman(Central), Amechi Onowu described the commencement of the tours as the beginning of the party’s journey towards recovery of their mandate to return to the Government House and leadership in the state’s legislature.