Barely four days to the Governorship and House of Assembly elections, the Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Uche Okafor, Monday, urged the people in the State to come out en masse and vote for All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, as pay back to Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, for the good work he said the Governor has been doing in the State.
Making the urge in Awka, State capital, the Speaker reminded the people that the Governor is doing most roads and had employed 5,000 teachers of which the people of his Ayamelu local Government Area, were among the beneficiaries
“I appeL to you people to reciprocate the good work of Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, especially on roads with your votes. Don’t be divided by sentiments.
“People of Ayamelu should remember their pledge to support Soludo by reciprocating for giving them teaching appointment. So come out and vote en masse for APGA candidates on 11 March, 2023,” he pleaded.
Also the Commissioners for Women and Social Welfare, Hon. Ify Obinabo and Hon. Patrick Agha Mba,Youths Development, urged the people to vote APGA to enable the State move forward.
In a swift reaction, the State chairman of Labour Party, LP, Hon. Ugochukwu Emmanuel, stated at Marble Arch hotel, Awka, during a meeting with members to strategize on how to maintain the tempo on the party’s victory come Saturday, said that LP was unstoppable.
“Labour Party will maintain the tempo to dominate in the State House of Assembly. It is going to be another Tsunami on Saturday,” he affirmed.
Also reacting, the LP Director General, on Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, in the State, Chief Joe Martins Uzodike, hinted that the domination of LP in the State House of Assembly, would be big checks and balances on Governor Soludo’s administration.
He added that the LP victory on Saturday would show that what transpired in the Presidential and National Assembly elections was not a fluke
Meanwhile, Political party candidates for the coming gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections in Anambra State, have shunned the Monday sit-at-home exercise and intensified their campaigns to lure voters for votes
Consequently, the issue of unexpected attack by street urchins who may disguise as enforcers of sit-at-home order does not arise as the focus is on the election.
An agent to All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, who simply identified himself as Johnson, said that for now nobody was talking about sit-at-home rather on how to win the Saturday election.
” Pressman, please forget the issue of sit-at-home for now until after the election. We are not happy that Labour Party has taken over the State. The coming House of Assembly election on Saturday, may be another hurricane against us if care is not taken.
“Peter Obi is the man of the moment and with him again, all political parties nationwide are in trouble. I fear, APGA may go into Oblivion if care is not taken.
“In the Southeast zone LP has sacked APGA and PDP, nobody is talking of APC. There is nothing like APC in the Southeast and that is why whoever that is APC candidate in the Southeast is just going for jamboree,” he stated.
In his reaction, a voter who identified himself as Chigozie Omanduha, said that if not for Labour Party he would not have come out to vote on Saturday, adding that he will vote LP again.
On sit-at-home he said, “Who is talking about sit-at-home when parties that lost the last election are strategizing on how to win the coming Saturday election . Even the enforcers of Monday sit-at-home, are now party agents and political thugs,” he hinted