The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Anambra
State has said that the party will win the 2021
governorship election to make the entire zone a
PDP controlled zone.
The party also promised that it would not allow the
party to be hijacked by money bags or its ticket
bought, during the election.
The zonal chairman, Mr Austin Umahi while
addressing members of the party in Awka on
Sunday warned interested aspirants to rather resort
to hard work than hoping to hijack the party.
Mr Austin further stated that, “we’re happy that Anambra PDP today is
one family. There is no faction in the party in the
state today, and I want to assure you that under my
watch, no one man can hijack this party.
“My wish is that under my watch, Anambra will join
PDP. I am not in doubt that you have the capacity
to do this. You have people in Anambra who are
capable, and the party in the state also has the
“When we started working to win Imo State, I was
always going to the state on a weekly basis, and it
was like a joke, but today Imo is a PDP state. We
hope that Anambra will be the fifth PDP state in the
south east, and when I am handing over, I will do
so with happiness.”
The State chairman of the party, Hon Ndubuisi
Nwobu who also addressed the stakeholders of the
party said the party will not do any form of
merchandising in the forthcoming election.
He urged all those interested in contesting the
governorship election to go and seek the support of
the people and not hope that they can induce the
party to hand them the ticket on a platter of gold.
“Our zonal chairman, may I tell you that Anambra
PDP is very easy people to govern. I found this out
since I became the state chairman of the party.
“All you need to cage an Anambra man is to keep
telling him the truth. As elections approach, I want
to say that there will not be any form of
merchandising during this election. The primary
election of the party would be very transparent.
“If you tell Anambra people the truth, they Are very
easy to handle. Do not listen to people who will
come with money because they need the ticket.
What Anambra man does not like is asking him,
‘what will you do?”
The meeting tagged; putting Anambra State back
into the political track of the South east was well
attended by big wig politicians from the state,
including serving lawmakers and former
governorship candidates of the party.
Some intending aspirants who spoke at the forum
including; Senator Uche Ekwunife, Hon Chris
Azubogu, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, Barr Emeka Etiaba
and several others pledge to continue to work to
unite the party.