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The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Mr. Osita Okechukwu have stated that the recent endorsement of Senator Andy Uba’s governorship ambition by President Muhammadu Buhari has very wide implications for Anambra State and Ndigbo in general.
The Eastern Updates reports that Senator would fly the flag of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the election.
President Buhari had received the APC gubernatorial flag bearer for the November 6 governorship election, Senator Uba, assuring him that he was optimistic about his success in the election.
Speaking to journalists on Thursday, Mr. Okechukwu, who is a member of the APC Governorship Campaign Council, said the endorsement gesture, acceptance, and support by the President was a signal to other good and correct political possibilities for the state, Southeast geopolitical zone, and Ndigbo in general.
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He noted that: ‘With President Buhari’s endorsement of Senator Andy Uba, it is now left to Anambra voters to endorse Uba, so as to facilitate Ndigbo’s quest to produce Nigeria’s President of Igbo extraction in 2023.
‘My humble appeal to my in-laws, Ndi Anambra, especially the electorate, is to kindly consider the strategic underpinnings of electing Distinguished Senator Andy Uba, now that President Buhari has graciously endorsed him.
‘Moreover, we should not forget also, that the defection of state lawmakers from All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and two Amazons – Distinguished Senators, Stella Oduah and Joy Emordi are icing on the victory cake.’
He added that; ‘all these are positive signs that Senator Andy Uba’s victory in the November 6, 2021, gubernatorial election will strengthen our collective bargain for Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction in 2023. And coming barely three days after I urged APGA leaders to see the bigger picture, I am convinced that our people are prepared to vote correctly.’
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