By Jude Atupulazi
Senator Uche Ekwunife, the Chairperson of the Anambra 2021 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Campaign Council, has urged members of her political structure to prioritize the success of the party’s standard -bearer in the coming November 6 poll, Valentine Ozigbo.
Senator Ekwunife, who is the lawmaker representing Anambra Central at the Nigerian Senate, made the remarks on Sunday, August 29, when she hosted Mr Ozigbo to a meeting with members of her political family.
At the event held at Senator Uche Ekwunife Centre in Awka, Ekwunife charged her followers to discard distractions and focus on delivering PDP at the election.
‘We must be proactive as we enter this electioneering season. Our priority must be delivering our candidate at the November poll,’ Senator Ekwunife said.
‘Luckily, we do not lack in any department. Every election period comes with its unique challenges, which include misunderstanding and suspicion. What is important is the goal and not these distractions.
‘As the highest-ranking elected member of the PDP in Anambra State, it is essential that I lead the charge and galvanize party members to rally behind our candidate, Valentine Ozigbo.
‘We have less than 50 days to the election. We need your support to ensure that our wards and local governments are fully mobilized for PDP,’ the federal legislator added.
In his brief remarks, a member of the PDP National Board of Trustees, Chief Maxwell Okudo, described Ozigbo as the perfect candidate with the right message who should be marketed to Ndi Anambra with the required urgency.
His words, ‘Ozigbo has an enviable track record that is not hard to sell. It is up to us to ensure that the people at the grassroots are familiar with the Ka Anambra Chawapu message,’ Chief Okudo stated.
While addressing the large audience, the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, expressed confidence in Senator Ekwunife to lead a winning campaign.
He also called for all hands to be on deck to ensure that everyone took advantage of the continuous voter’s registration exercise currently being organized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
‘I thank our Chairperson, Senator Uche Ekwunife, for her encouraging words and for the tremendous support she has provided.
With her leadership and the backing of this strong political family, we are heading in the right direction,’ Ozigbo said.
He expressed gratitude to them for standing by Senator Ekwunife, and by extension, by him. He said the emphasis was on commitment to the cause and mobilizing people to take advantage of the continuous voters’ registration (CVR) exercise to ensure that everyone at their various bases was equipped with their voter’s card.
‘If we capitalize on our collective strengths, PDP will win by a landslide, which is our eventual goal. So let us unify all the political families in Anambra to make this vision a reality. In the coming days, we consolidate on the unity we have in the party and convert it to votes on election day,’ Ozigbo, a multiple award-winning global CEO, assured.
On Sunday, August 15, the PDP had inaugurated a high-powered State Governorship Campaign Council chaired by Senator Ekwunife. The move that many had hailed as a well thought out decision by the PDP in Anambra State.