Former Deputy Majority Leader in Anambra State House of Assembly and Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on political matters to Governor Willie Obiano, Hon. Tony Collins Nwabuwanne, has said that no other party except All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) can clinch victory in the governorship election of Anambra State.
Nwabuwanne stated this while reacting to a recent remark by former governor of Anambra State and Minister of Labour, Senator Chris Ngige, who was quoted as saying that Obiano would lose his governorship seat unless he quits APGA and joins the ruling party at the centre, All Progressives Congress, APC.
The political aide to Obiano said unknown to Ngige most of the APC members in the state were already aligning with APGA for the actualization of the second term bid of the governor who they believe has performed excellently well to continue in office.
His words: “The honourable minister (Senator Chris Ngige) has no knowledge of what happens in Anambra State anymore as he is now resident in Abuja. He is now an Abuja-based politician who no longer has firsthand information about the true situation of things in our dear state. That is why he is not aware that most APC members now identify with APGA in Anambra State and are all willing to work for the victory of His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano because of their conviction that he has done wonderfully well to deserve another term. The entire people of Anambra State are satisfied with Obiano’s performance, and as such, he doesn’t have to leave APGA to join APC in order to win next year’s election as requested by Ngige. APGA is the only party that can win governorship election in Anambra State. It is the only party our people have trust in because of its record of performance in the state. Ngige should know that if PDP could not use federal might to capture Anambra State from APGA all this while, his APC that just came in last year can never use that (federal might) to intimidate APGA. Anambra is not Ondo.”
Continuing, Nwabuwanne said: “Obiano has done very well within a short time in office and his performance has gained him a global recognition. He came in and continued the projects that Mr. Peter Obi flagged off, completed and commissioned some while others are still ongoing and he also initiated new projects too. And that was his campaign promise – to continue, complete, commission and commence new projects. Anambra State is experiencing a new dawn, a new life and breathing a fresh air. Every community in Anambra is feeling the impact of Obiano with the recent self-choice community projects. I must say that Obiano is a grassroots man who believes in reaching out to the rural areas. There is an ongoing renovation of the health centres in all the communities. Awka, the capital city of Anambra now has a new look, befitting of a state capital. Despite the worst economic situation Nigeria find herself, Anambra State is up to date with payment of salaries, allowances, pension and other staff claims. The most secured state in Nigeria today is Anambra. And because of the conducive environment created by the performing governor, there is an influx of investors into Anambra to do business. In agriculture, we are doing marvelously well, almost self-sufficient in fish and food production in the state. The federal government talks Anambra, all the states look up to Anambra, our brothers in diaspora talk Anambra and of course all good investors move to Anambra. Obiano came and unified the people of Anambra and broaden their minds to let them know their value and how blessed they are.”