Pomp, Emotions As Ngige, Okonkwo Combine Structures For APC Primaries

Senator Chris Ngige ,APC Gubernatorial candidate for Anambra State in November elections, drives into Emmaus House Awka, yesterday with Senator Annie Okonkwo at a rally yesterday to combine their Structures. Okonkwo stepped down for Ngige
Senator Chris Ngige ,APC Gubernatorial candidate for Anambra State in November elections, drives into Emmaus House Awka, yesterday with Senator Annie Okonkwo at a rally yesterday to combine their Structures. Okonkwo stepped down for Ngige

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From Ada Bosa

Senator Chris Ngige, easily the candidate to beat in these years gubernatorial elections in Anambra State has unified his political structures with that of his predecessor in the Senate and erstwhile rival for the ticket Senator Annie Okonkwo turning the two into a formidable political campaign organisation led by Okonkwo to return Ngige to the government House in March next year.

The formal announcement was made by both parties to thousands of supporters and party faithful and followers of the two aspirants as well as others in the All Progressive Congress (APC) at a mini-rally knocked together to seal the deal struck two days again Abuja , after over a moth of hard negotiations.

Governor Of Imo State who attended the rally announced in an emotion—laden voice that ‘If Chukuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu were alive today he would be the first to join APC, because he cannot be part of the charade going on in APGA-PDP, after the death of his own APGA.

Okorocha said he was inspired and is happy to have been a part in breaking what he described as ‘PHD politics of Anambra State’. H explained that PhD is not Doctor of Philosophy, but ‘Pull him dowm’, that has become a feature of Anambra politics which all of us here-South East leaders in APC have rejected.

He said ‘We in the APC, particularly in the South East are defining a new way of playing politics which should bother on teamwork’ Senator Ngige has not given Senator Okonkwo one kobo to step down for him and that is the new APC culture that our brothers in the PDP do not practise.

To illustrate, he said APC has successfully avoided what our brother in the PDP have been ding by talking N10 million each ,in 17 places to Abuja when there is no town in Ala Igbo that cannot see a significant change when N17 million is invested in it.

‘The worst part of it is that the party they are giving this money is the one that has so rubbished and humiliated Ndigbo to the point where we are not holding presidency or Vice; we are not holding the position of Senate President or Speaker of the Federal House, and we are also not holding the chairmanship of the ruling party’ Okorocha lamented, insisting that ‘these positions are the power centres in the Nigerian National Equation’

Continuing he said: ‘What you can go say with today is come 2015, there is no way these positions listed will be shared without Ndigbo getting at least one, particularly President or Vice President’

Said he: ‘The period of primaries or elections is a time when some party officials set a money-making trap. There is no such thing in APC. We are keeping the money the east needs to develop in the east’

Okorocha re-confirmed that APC primaries to pick a candidate for Anambra State governorship elections will hold on September 2, 2013, to formally pick the flag bearer of our party in Anambra State gubernatorial race, where Ngige will still face two other aspirants.

Senator Osita Izunaso, National Organising Secretary of APC who moderated the rally had earlier in his speech declared that the APC is owned by Ndigbo’
To buttress his position Izunaso listed nine national positions out of 29, occupied by Ndigbo in the national executive of APC. All nine officers addressed the rally.
They include the National Vice Chairman, South-East –Dr Ayim Nyerere (Abia), National Woman Leader- Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra), Deputy National Financial Secretary -Sunday Jacobs Chukwu (Enugu), National Welfare Secretary-Emma Eneukwu (Enugu)
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Others were, Deputy National Welfare Secretary–Romanus Egbunike (Imo), National Auditor- Emeka Olisa Akamukalli (Delta) and Deputy National Leader-Uzo Igbonwa (Anambra) and Izunaso himself who is from Imo State.

In her brief but incisive speech Ikeazor who showed class in her special APC broom artistically decorated with sea shells depictive of Igbo attire and ribbons.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Reports from Anambra on pre-electoral activities. THIS BATTLE IS NO MORE CHILDISH. IFEANYI UBAH as it stands now, is moving the masses towards LABOUR PARTY. He is seriously desperate for that seat and is working acidiously towards achieving it. 80% of the people of Anambra state Sings His praise. He is like “spartacus” never relenting and ever striving. He has overwhelmed so many money bags by the way he spends money in and out of the country for this singular purpose of the “Governorship seat” He has proved to most lay-men to administrative prowess that he is worthy of moving Anambra forward. Many that spoke with wisdom and foresight towards what could be of the state when “governmentaly unskilled” persons assumes position are now “stuttering” due to the strategic spending and philanthropism of Dr I. Ubah. Political opponents are fidgety and even the power of incumbency advantages for APGA governorship candidate is not on solid grounds. Reports are flying in from every nook and crany of this country on how arrangements have been made to convey the people of Anambra from their various stations (other states) to come in and vote. Money speaking! Money is a serious FACTOR in achieving anything in this part of the globe. People want immediate gratification and not age long establishment for their generation and next. An average Anambra person wants cash at hand rather than fresh air for all. With this vain, Ifeanyi Ubah is a great rival to any opponent. He is like “triple-H” He has tough skins. He has the supports of most cyclist, tri-cyclists and motorist due to his free Monday-Monday fuel. He has the support of most Catholics due to the mega church of the Nnewi diocese he is single handedly building. He has the supports of most women whom through his kerosene scheme had benefited some discounts. He has the supports of majority of business men and women. But my question is this: Is he qualified to handle a state? Have your say,

  2. I hope Ndigbos don’t get stucked in the mud of inaction with this dilly-dallying owing to politics of Ph.D(Pull Him Down)…..this mindset of making people scapegoats due to ethnocentric mannerisms will do u a great harm.

    Now you people are stucked as to what to do going forward about Anambra….GEJ has shot down your Soludo,Peter Obi/Victor Umeh/Bianca Onoh have emerged to be solely pursing their selfish and stomach interests alone,Andy Uba is known to be permanently tied to the apron-strings of OBJ and was a known captain of the illegal 3rd Term bid and circumventing Alex Ekwueme’s Presidential ambition.

    Ngige on the other hand is a bridge-builder and an independent fighter who would not hesitate to call out any attempt to lord things over him by any Godfather yet he distinguished himself earlier in the midst of the massive persecution against him when he was governor

    Ndi Anambra every politics is local….Vote massively for Onwa and if the need arises to vote GEJ based on what you think he has done,then do so….each election is mutually exclusive of each other

    I know y’all have a emotional attachment to APGA but with the current turn of events amongst its promoters,can u trust the party

  3. Ruling Anambra State , one of the most vibrant and sophisticated States in Nigeria is not a party, not a job for small boys, learners, political jobbers , carpenters and bricklayers. It is a serious affair meant for the serious-minded. I see no other serious contender except His Excellency Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige, a Senator of the federal Republic, 35 yrs experience in the federal Civil Service, former Governor Anambra State, first President Aka Ikenga, an exprienced goal-getter, the authentic Igbo Leader. I suggest that all the Aspirants wasting their hardearned resources, precious gift of time, and energy for nothing should withdraw and put their weight behind Ngige. This is the way forward for Ndi Anambra. Ngige is tested and trusted!

  4. NGIGE IS TESTED AND TRUSTED, OTHERS WANT TO USE ANAMBRA TO PLAY POLITICS AND SELL IT OUT FOR MONEY. NGIGE IS ONE MAN SQUAD WHO CAN MATCH BOOTH TO BOOTH WITH OBJ AND OTHER POWER DRUNK WHO HAVE NO INTEREST IN ANAMBRA AND IGBOS IN GENERAL. ANDY UBA IS KITCHEN CABINET TO OBJ AND OBJ IS PLOTTING HIM TO REAP NDI IGBO OFF. LET US VOTE FOR NGIGE IRRESPECTIVE OF THE PART, HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL SAVE US FROM THE HANDS OF THIS POWER DRUNK.

  5. Who is Okorocha to call Ojukwu’s name? Not to talk of joining APC,that man Okorocha is sure sick in the head;Ngige was never in the good books of Ndiigbo nor Ojukwu. APC is already down,its a party for cheap Okada riders that Ngige pays to escorte him each time time elections comes around. Our eyes re now open,Ngige can’t represent our interest anywhere,we all also heard what he said on the issue of deportation against his kinsmen.

  6. Chibuike Ogunwa, It is either you want to react to the news in issue ,or you may choose to be silent . Choosing to impose your half-thought rag-tag propaganda in a news item discussing Onwa is infradig. There are only three parties in the race-APC,PDP and possibly APGA. Now if you really want to do Ifeanyi Uba a favour for 2018 do not intrude into the thrust of this report. It is an advice from the heart.

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