…Promises to Conduct LG Polls in First 6 Months
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Andy Uba, has charged members of the party to work seriously for the victory of APC at the forthcoming guber election, warning that only hard work can make the party win as votes will count, writes Jude Atupulazi.
Uba who gave the charge at the inauguration of 27 directorates for the party at the party’s campaign office at Udoka Estate, Awka, last Tuesday, charged them to be up and running, stressing that there was no time to waste anymore.
Uba said, ‘This election is a serious a battle. Don’t take anything for granted. It’s wrong to think that because we’re the party at the centre, we must win the election by all means. That’s wrong. ‘We must win this election free and square.
President Muhammadu Buhari is not that kind of person that will want to rig election for anybody. He is a transparent and upright man.
‘So we must work hard to win this election. I have not slept for so
many days because I’m doing my bit to ensure we win. Our telephone lines should be open for 24 hours. We need to be prayerful and hard-working.
‘Never take anything for granted. The election must be credible and fair. Votes must count. We’re prepared for this election,’ Uba stated.
The inauguration saw the appointment of some seasoned politicians in the campaign directorate, among whom were a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Celestine Okoye, as director of security; and a former chairman of the proscribed Bakassi Boys in Anambra State, Chuma Nzeribe, as deputy director; former House of Representatives member, Afam Ogene, as director of information.
In his speech, a former member of the House of Representatives, Ifeanyi Ibezi, who recently dumped the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, for APC, described the November poll as a consequential election in the history of the state.
He said, ‘We are competing with
an incumbent party (APGA). I know their strengths and weaknesses. We are going to defeat them; all we need is
commitment. It will be Tsunami. Already 200 serving councillors in the state will soon join us in APC. I have no
doubt in my mind that this project will work. For me to reject a ruling party in the state be in APC, I want to prove a point.’