By Jude Atupulazi
The days of indiscipline by members of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Anambra State are over, so says the re-elected state chairman of the party, Mr Norbert Obi.
Obi who was re-elected unopposed at the recent state congress of the party in Awka, told Fides that his second tenure would lay emphasis on discipline among party members to forestall what was witnessed after the last state and national assembly primaries that nearly rocked the party.
He said machinery would be set in motion to ensure that no member went against the party’s constitution and constituted authority, noting that the absence of that the last time nearly rocked the boat for the party in the state.
Beyond enforcing discipline in the party, Obi also announced plans to tour all the wards in the state to identify problems and strengthen the party in the grassroots. This is just as he disclosed plans to focus on the welfare of party members.
According to him, his second tenure would also focus on making members happy by ensuring that hard work was rewarded, even if it meant pleading with the governor to pay tokens monthly to executive members of the party as was done in the recent past.
On the issue of a successor to Gov Obiano, Obi said the party would prefer a home grown candidate that understood the workings of the party and who would carry members along. Besides that, he said, the candidate must equally have integrity in order to win the confidence of everybody.
The state APGA boss, who attributed his victory to God’s intervention, also said the party would work closely with churches in order to produce a candidate that would be accepted all round, noting that the Church had played a significant role in the progress recorded in the state.
He called on all members of the party to continue to support the government of APGA led by Gov Willie Obiano, as the party belonged to the people.