By Jude Atupulazi
Barely three weeks to the Anambra governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo, flag-bearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 6 election, has received the endorsement of a high-powered coalition of various Anambra associations and social groups in the diaspora.
The coalition which endorsed Mr Ozigbo consists of the Anambra State Association (ASA), UK Branch; the United Movement Worldwide for Val Ozigbo; PDP UK Chapter Diaspora Campaign; Global Consolidation Movement Worldwide, and the Anambra/Imo Partnership Movement.
In his remarks, the President of ASA UK & Europe, Hon Christian Onuorah, said the association decided to back Ozigbo for being the only candidate who possessed the qualities that Anambra State needed at the moment.
The Director for Diaspora Affairs for the PDP Anambra Governorship Campaign Organisation, Barr. Ike Oligbo, who represented Mr Ozigbo at the event, thanked the groups for showing solidarity and pledging support for the PDP candidate.
Barr Oligbo described the forthcoming election as critical to the future of Anambra State, noting that electing the wrong person would be disastrous.
Oligbo assured the gathering that Ozigbo’s Ka Anambra Chawapu Blueprint would rapidly develop Anambra State and serve as a catalyst for a renaissance in South Eastern Nigeria.
While reacting to the endorsement, Ozigbo said the endorsement reflected the universal feelings of the majority of Ndi Anambra, no matter where they lived.
‘Over the past months, I have actively engaged Ndi Anambra at the grassroots, within and outside Nigeria, and our message is, by far, the most acceptable to a majority of Ndi Anambra,’ Ozigbo, a multiple-award-winning global CEO, said.
He thanked Anambrarians in diaspora for their support, saying he looked forward to ultimately partnering with them to actualise an Anambra that all would be proud of.
Several distinguished guests attended the event, including Hon Chris Onuorah, the ASA, UK Branch; Hon Elijah Sambo, the Chairman of PDP, UK Chapter; Dr Ugochukwu Muorah, the UK Coordinator of Anambra PDP Governorship Campaign Organisation; Lady Jane Ezeolu, the Chairperson of Global Consolidation Movement Worldwide; Mazi Godson Azu, the President of the United Movement Worldwide for Val Ozigbo and Chief Daniel Uzoma, the President of Anambra/Imo Partnership Movement.