Elections 2019: Anambra deputy governor canvasses support for all APGA candidates

Elections 2019: Anambra deputy governor canvasses support for all APGA candidates

- Nkem Okeke, the deputy governor of Anambra, has called on electorates in the state to give support to the APGA's candidates in the coming elections

- The deputy governor said the party was careful in fielding only the best candidates for National Assembly

- Okeke also asked the people of the state to vote for Senator Victor Umeh for a second term

The deputy governor of Anambra, Dr Nkem Okeke, has appealed to the electorates in the state to vote massively for the candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at all levels in the general elections.

Okeke made the appeal at a grand finale of Senator Victor Umeh’s campaign rally organised by a pro-group, known as Umeh Support Group (USG), at Aguluzigbo in Anaocha local government area on Wednesday, February 13, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

He said that the party took painstaking efforts to nominate its candidates, who would offer quality representation for their constituencies at the National Assembly.

He extolled Umeh’s patriotic zeal and undiluted commitment to the cause of Nigbo and urged the people of Anambra central senatorial district to re-elect him for a second term.

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The deputy governor said: “I believe in Ohamadike Ndigbo. What he gave us in his 11-month stay at the National Assembly was complete and total representation. That is why I want him to go back to the red chambers. I know that if given another four years, he will surpass his present achievements."

In his remarks, Umeh, expressed delight at the large turnout of people in all his campaign rallies in the 58 communities in the constituency. He also thanked members of his pro-groups and campaign team for their resilience and doggedness throughout the electioneering.

“The journey to the Senate is not just for Anambra central and Anambra state but for the entire southeast," the lawmaker said.

He explained that the N50,000 empowerment given to each of the 400 rural and indigent women during the campaign was meant to give them hope.

“Some of them have been neglected by leaders in the society," he said.

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Umeh received gift items, including rams, plantain, wrappers, toiletries and one turkey, from the organisers of the rally. He described the gesture as a “show of love and solidarity”, saying that he had been further inspired to do more.

“The campaign was successful and the election has been decided. I look forward to a credible election on Saturday,” he said.

Earlier, Jude Akonobi, the coordinator of the support group said that the items donated to the senator were intended to boost his morale ahead of the poll.

Akonobi said: “We have seen his contributions at the National Assembly and to the constituency.

“He has elected to speak for the Igbo interest, especially in the areas of appointments, infrastructure development, including a railway in the zone, among other things,” he said.

It was also reported that Umeh is contesting for the Senate alongside Sen. Uche Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Sylvester Okonkwo of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the Peoples Democratic Party welcomed hundreds of All Progressive Grand Alliance members in Anambra state into their folds ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The defectors were drawn from across the 21 local governments of the state and they comprise of former APGA chairmen and other executives members.

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