Tony Okafor, Awka
A former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, on Wednesday, stated he would fight with the final drop of his blood to cease the re-election of Governor Willie Obiano within the November 18 ballot within the state.
Obi, who spoke throughout a stakeholders’ assembly of the Peoples Democratic Party held in Awka, the Anambra State capital, stated he was dissatisfied on the profligacy and clueless administration of his successor, Obiano.
He regretted that each one he laboured to place in place within the state in his eight years in workplace have been being destroyed by unhealthy governance.
Obi stated, “I’ll fight on this election aggressively. I’ll fight with the final drop of my blood. I’ll fight to win this election the way in which the PDP has not gained any election earlier than.”
He requested the stakeholders to mobilise for the victory of the PDP’s candidate within the ballot, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, describing Obaze as “a first-class market.”
The former governor pledged to reconcile all aggrieved PDP members within the August 28 major election of the occasion.
“I’m the beneficiary of the PDP confusion after I was governor on the platform of APGA. Today, I’m 100 per cent within the PDP. That confusion should finish. We should win the November 18 ballot; nothing can cease us from doing that. It’s a fight I have to win for the PDP.
“I’ll be in Anambra State all by way of from in the present day (Wednesday), to perform this purpose. In 2002/2003, I contested in opposition to an incumbent governor and defeated him; so there may be nothing unusual to me in defeating an incumbent governor.
“If all the cash I stored for this (Obiano’s) authorities, each in greenback and naira have been correctly utilised and our legacies sustained, Anambra might be on prime of different states in improvement by now.”
In his speech, the PDP standard-bearer, Obaze, thanked the stakeholders for his or her help and warranted them of patronages in his authorities if voted to energy.
But reacting on behalf of the incumbent governor, his media aide, Oliver Okpala, described Obi as a deceit.
He questioned how the previous governor who three years in the past informed the individuals of the state that Obiano possessed one of the best qualities and credentials to succeed him would come now to vilify his “most suitable option.”
“Obi can’t converse from either side of his mouth. In 2013, he launched Obiano to the individuals of the state and stated he (Obiano) had one of the best managerial acumen and political sagacity to take over from him.
“Thus, he fortunately handed over to Obiano and Obiano had proved to the individuals of the state what Obi stated about him by his efficiency that everyone is testifying to. So, what’s Obi saying?
“There is not any quantity of lies Obi will inform about Obiano that can make the individuals to vary their minds in regards to the November 18 ballot; they’re all for Obiano,” Okpala said.
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