Anam­bra gov’ship: Group en­dorses PDP, APC as­pi­rants

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Emma Elekwa, Awka

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.

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