- All eyes are on Anambra state as the preparations for the forthcoming governorship election are in top gear
- Political activities in the state are gaining momentum
- At the forefront of it all is Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
Senator Andy Uba has kick-started his sensitization tour to various local government areas in Anambra state.
The APC gubernatorial candidate is one of the leading aspirants aspiring to unseat incumbent, Chief Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
Senator Uba is confident that he would unseat Governor Obiano in the November 2017 governorship election in the state.
He made the vow during his sensitization tour to various local government areas in the state where he addressed a huge gathering of his party's faithful and other inhabitants preparatory to the APC gubernatorial primaries in the state.
The local governments visited by Senator Uba are; Anambra west, Anambra east, Oyi, Anaocha, Idemili north and south local governments and Onitsha north and south.
Senator Uba stated that he was more qualified than all other APC aspirants to the governorship of Anambra and also has the necessary connections in Abuja to attract democracy dividends to the state.
“Anambra state needs someone like me who has resources and connection to turn things around and bring federal presence, employment and infrastructure to the state,” he told his audience.
He assured the party excos of his maximum support and assistance that will enable them carry out their various duties.
NAIJ.com checks reveals that Senator Uba has donated 24 vehicles for all the local governments, zonal party chairmen and bags of rice and financial resources to members of the party across the state.
At Ogidi, Idemili north local government and Ojoto, Idemili south local government, Senator Andy Uba promised that his administration will be all inclusive, devoid of discrimination and marginalization for the benefit of all.
At Anaocha local government area, one of the numerous admirers of Senator Uba, Elder Paschaline Ebube offered prayers for his victory and also delivered a gift to him.
In his vote of thanks, the zonal leader of the party in Anambra north senatorial zone assured Senator Uba that 85 percent of the party supporters will give him his support at the primaries and also expressed confidence in his ability to deliver.
Meanwhile, Engineer Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti state has joined the state’s governorship race billed for 2018.
Ife Arowosoge, director general of the Segun Oni Campaign Organisation, disclosed this on Thursday, June 15, at the maiden meeting of APC leaders in the state.
He said the former governor would make an open declaration of his intention later in July.
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