- Ahead of the November 6 governorship election, the deputy governor of Anambra state, Dr Nkem Okeke has come out to express his full support for APC
- Okeke highlighted the challenges that would be tackled by the governorship candidate of APC in Anambra Andy Uba if elected as governor
- While canvasing for votes for APC in the state, Okeke said Uba has an interesting agenda that would bring about the growth and development Anambrians desire
Awka, Anambra state- The deputy governor of Anambra state, Dr Nkem Okeke, Anambra Deputy Governor, has said that security of lives, would be prioritized, for the peaceful co-existence of all persons in Anambra.
The Nation reports that Okeke disclosed this is one of the main focus of the All Progressive Congress (APC), governorship candidate, Sen. Andy Uba in the state.
He said, Uba has reassured him that security of lives and properties of Anambra people would be top on his political agenda of development.
Vanguard reported that the deputy governor in an interview on Monday, November 1, in Awka, noted that the Uba has a very good manifesto to transform the state to a higher standard that would be across all economic and social strata of the state to yield great opportunities.
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Okeke added that the opportunities would be an inclusive one, where the young, the aged and the middle-aged, would have a say in the running of the state affairs through organised town hall meetings, seminars and workshops.
“Knowledge is power, the ability to listen to all strata of persons would provide inclusiveness in the leadership of APC in the state.
“The needs of the people would be sought as your voices would be needed in taking major decisions in the state.”
He said that the political blackmail of APC being a Fulani party is not true at all, that is a national party, Igbo should not deny themselves their right of ownership in the political field of the nation.
He affirmed thus:
“Sen. Andy Uba is our brother we cannot wish it away, let rally around him now to get closer to the centre to be able to negotiate easily the agitations we have in Nigeria polity."
Okeke urged the electorate in the state to shine their eyes and vote massively for the APC candidate for Nov. 6 governorship election and disregard any political blackmail against APC and its candidate.
Anambra Poll: Group demands sack of INEC REC over alleged bribery rig for APGA
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Save Nigeria Movement (SNM) has raised an alarm of plot by top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig this weekend Anambra governorship poll in favour of Professor Charles Soludo of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
SNM convener, Rev Solomon Semaka at a press conference in Abuja attended by Legit.ng, said top INEC official in Abuja and another official of the electoral commission in Anambra state as masterminds of the plot.
The group expressed concern that the duo have not been questioned over their alleged involvement in a $4 million bribery scandal as part of an attempt to compromise the Anambra election in favour of APGA.