Published on Oct 13, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 18 governorship poll in the state, Chief Tony Nwoye has said that political stakeholders in the state are talking with members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on the need for them not to disrupt the election.
Answering reporters’ questions on the call for boycott of the election by the leadership of IPOB, Nwoye said: “we are engaging them to see reasons why they should allow people to elect people whom they want to lead them.”
The governorship hopeful stressed however that he is not afraid of the threat by the youths, some of who he said “may have been brainwashed,”
even as he agreed that the youths who issued the threat are mainly unemployed.
“These are the symptoms of what you are seeing now. Our people are seeing reasons why there should be elections.”
On whether he think he would win the election, Nwoye said: “as you know, I am not God but based on the parameters and the indices of the Anambra political terrain and based on the campaigns that we have done so far, I am confident that by God’s grace; because God gives power, we are going to win.”
According to him, in the last election, he campaigned for only eleven days and was kept in court for most of the time, having been accused of not paying his tax in time.
“But this time around, I have more than two months to comparing. We have activated our structures. I have met all the stakeholders. This time around, it is going to be one man one vote. We are not going to allow anybody to rig us out. People’s votes will count.”
He promised that if elected, Anambra people should expect a transparent government that would bring all the people to an enviable height.
“We want to alleviate poverty. Our local government funds are being syphoned every month since this current administration took over. Many key areas like agriculture and others are paid lip services. I will give them special attention if elected. We are going to take governance to the grassroot people.”
Also speaking, the chairman of the national campaign Council of the APC for the Anambra governorship election who is also the Bauchi state governor, Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar said that all matters pertaining to the party’s primaries in Anambra state have been settled amicably, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari, as the leader of the party, had already received the party’s candidate with a promise that he would personally grace the grand finale of the campaign in Anambra state soon.
Sep 03, 2015