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The chairman of Onitsha Main Market, Anambra State, Chief innocent Ezeoha has offered reasons why residents of the State should come out en masse and vote for the candidates of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), come March of 18th, Governorship and States Houses of Assembly nationwide.
Fielding questions from newsmen, the market chairman recalled that APGA is a household name for the Igbo to be used as a vehicle to shoot to the limelight, adding that it was embraced by all Igbo when late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, leader, used it to contest for the Presidency.
‘Anambra is light of the nation and that light of the nation is APGA , APGA is a tradition as far as Anambra is concern. It is that tradition that is spreading across the whole Eastern states, and beyond. Some are calling it a regional party but is bedluck of the Igbo. We are our brothers’ keepers.
“APGA is a party representing Igbo nation which Anambra is the head, that is why APGA stands film in Anambra, then other states emulating it. It Is that sun and spirit of APGA that promote Peter Obi and other who is who in Nigeria politics. There is nothing like war in Anambra politics, even those campaigning, after campaigning everyone will be one and in love again.
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‘That is why we say, ‘Nke a Bu Nke Anyi,’ APGA stands for all Igbo race. Those that move out of APGA and entered into other parties are showcasing what they learnt in APGA in other parties. For instance Peter Obi, he is APGA product.
“Now that we as APGA, backed him up and other tribes supported him, he was able to contest the Presidential election of which most people believed he won the election because the APGA spirit is at work.
‘Now that the House of Assembly election is around the corner, we are suppose to return to APGA structure by giving our dynamic government 100 per cent, through our votes to APGA candidates contesting for House of Assemby so that the members will work smoothly with APGA blood,’ he posited
He said that Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has performed excellently well in just less than one year because he has majority of the members of the House of Assembly from APGA, adding that any attempt to allow other parties to have majority in the House would retard the swift infrastructural development of the State.
‘He was able to award almost 265 kilometers of roads and ready to award more. If we are not ready to give him full support if anti party comes in they will start finding unnecessary fault in the Governor. That means that the money the Governor is supposed to be working with, will be used to settle political interest, which Anambra has passed that level. Anambra is no more doing that. If you are Ananbrarian, go to your L.G.A. or any L.G. A. in Anambra, there must be a government project there. Courtesy of Governor Soludo
‘That is APGA blood, so there are some people that want to destroy APGA, I want to use this opportunity of the vote support we gave Labour party to ask Anambra people to vote APGA.
‘We gave Labour protest vote and not only Peter Obi, just that Nigeria don’t want the system the Federal Government is operating on, and Peter Obi is out to deliver Nigeria and he is not Igbo representative but he is seen as a national representative. We have passed that one, and now is House members everybody is living with, the foundation stone of that light of the nation we want to build now. We have to make the foundation to be strong so everyone should come back and vote for APGA so that the House of Assembly will be fully loaded with APGA candidates.
‘We are preaching to every line in the main market that APGA should be voted all the way. Main market is a headlamp, every L.G.A. is here, every Igbo race is here, and what they need to hear is where we stand for the betterment of Anambra state. Those that will travel to their villages should let people know that is APGA all the way. We are preaching it every day even on platforms. Main market has taken a full stand on APGA, he posited.