Anambra gov’ship: Group endorses PDP, APC aspirants
A group, the Anambra Unity Forum (ANUF), yesterday, endorsed Dr. Alex Obiogbolu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his counterpart in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Chike Obidigbo for the governorship of the state.
The endorsement was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting in Awka, which was attended by the members.
ANUF comprises of all professionals, retired civil servants, academicians, politicians from different political parties, businessmen and women residing in Anambra State.
The group said its main objective had been to unite all segments and shades of opinion in Anambra State so as to achieve consensus on political matters, and to restore rotational system of governance which would in turn remove electoral frictions in the state.
The group said after wide consultations with various stakeholders in the state, it resolved to support the emergence of the governor from Anambra North Senatorial zone.
They stated that this was in line with the Igbo position at the 1994/1995 constitutional conference, as supported by late Odumegwu Ojukwu and canvassed by Dr. Alex Ekwueme, which emphasised zoning and rotation of political offices as a means to build unity and inclusiveness.
The meeting also resolved that to increase the chances of emergence of candidates from Anambra North, it decided to endorse one person in each of the two major national political parties based on assessments of all the aspirants.
It therefore urged all its members to ensure that massive support was given to Dr. Obiogbolu of the PDP and Chief Obidigbo of the APC.
“The Anambra Unity Forum is of the firm belief that Anambra State has many phenomenally talented people capable of building Anambra State to an enviable modern and technologically developed standard; but we must fix a round peg in a round hole to achieve this,” the communiqué said.