Anam­bra gov’ship must hold Nov. 18 —Obiano

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Ab­bas Ji­moh

Gover­nor Wil­lie Obiano has said that the threats from the Nnamdi Kanu-led In­dige­nous Peo­ple of Bi­afra (IPOB) will not af­fect the Novem­ber 18 gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion in Anam­bra State.

Obiano, who said ev­ery­thing was ready for the elec­tion, made the state­ment on Tues­day, shortly af­ter he picked his ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est and nom­i­na­tion forms of the All Pro­gres­sives Grand Al­liance (APGA) to vie for a sec­ond term.

APGA’s pri­mary for the elec­tion has been sched­uled for Au­gust 15.

The gover­nor, who ar­rived at the na­tional sec­re­tariat of the party, in Abuja, along­side the im­me­di­ate past na­tional chair­man of the party, Chief Vic­tor Umeh and other loy­al­ists, also held a brief meet­ing with the in­cum­bent na­tional chair­man of the party, Dr. Vic­tor Oye.

Obiano said: “By the way, you would have heard that war vet­er­ans who met with me, the peo­ple that fought the war, about 87 of them, as­sured me that they would sup­port the elec­tion and they en­dorsed my sec­ond term jour­ney.

“The leader of that group, Gen­eral Achuzie as­sured me of a peace­ful elec­tion in the state.

“Of cause no­body can stop elec­tion in Anam­bra when INEC has mapped out timetable for that elec­tion. We would not even al­low any­body to stop elec­tion in Anam­bra State, we would not al­low that.”

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