In the next few days, specifically Saturday the 16th day of November 2013, the great people of Anambra state; the light of the nation would decide through the ballot box their Governor for the next four years.
The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Administration of Governor Peter Obi Okwute Igbo nine ebe nine would be bowing out after an impressive eight years of restoration of sanity to the state from the halcyon days of the PDP, through the Anambra Integrated Development Strategy (ANIDS) juxtaposed with fiscal frugality if not discipline.
It is important that the people of Anambra state do not go back to the days of mayhem and anomie. To do this they must return APGA to government House Awka with an overwhelming mandate. This is critically important so as not to lose momentum and ensure the follow through of stability, and consolidation in all sectors.
On behalf of our tendency in the party and all our allies I urge ndi Anambra to go out en masse and thumb print on the COCK LOGO/SYMBOL on the ballot paper. Whatever domestic issues the party faces would be settled in line with the party constitution filed with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
It would be appropriate to remind ndi Anambra that Saturday the 16th marks the one hundred and ninth birthday of the greatest son of Nigeria: pioneer nationalist and father of the nation, the great Zik of Africa and Owelle of Onitsha. It was he in his heydays in politics that had the COCK as the symbol of the party he led; the National Council of Nigerian Citizens (NCNC). It would the greatest dis-service to this great son of Africa from Onitsha in Anambra state not to vote for his symbol on his birthday, even if posthumously. I therefore urge any one who does not wish to commit ‘nso ani’ to stay home if you cannot vote for the COCK symbol.
Chief Maxi Okwu
13TH November 2013.