- Barrister Ken Arinze has lambasted other rival political parties for mounting a campaign of lies in Anambra
- The former commissioner stated that there are no Yoruba or Hausa persons involved in the forthcoming governorship election
- He urged Anambra political stakeholders to focus on the issues and personalities in the election
Barrister Ken Arinze, a former commissioner in Anambra state, has said that there are no Yoruba or Hausa persons involved in the forthcoming governorship election contrary to the campaign by some politicians.
NAIJ.com gathered that Arinze tasked political stakeholders in the state to focus on the issues and personalities in the governorship election.
Arinze who was formerly of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but now a chieftain of the APC particularly lambasted the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and some other rival political parties for mounting a campaign of calumny in trying to distract the electorate from the core issues facing the citizenry.
The Anambra state barrister who is also the director protocol in the Nwoye Campaign Organisation in a statement issued on Tuesday, November 7, said:
“They are saying that Tony is a good man but in a wrong party. Our problem is not that of a wrong party but that of a wrong person in power.
“Tony as a member of the APC has brought many projects to his constituents and the people have not complained that he brought good projects to them on the platform of the APC.
“My take is that if he could achieve much as a member of the APC, there is nothing wrong accomplishing for the whole state on the platform of the same party.
“Tony is a medical doctor and when someone is critically sick you do not care the tribe or tongue of the doctor, what you care about is that you want to be well. Anambra is critically sick and Dr. Nwoye is the man that the people are now clamouring for to save our state from the malaise that the Willie Obiano administration has forced on our state.
“Ndi Anambra cannot be beclouded by the campaign of calumny being played by political opponents. The degradation of our state in the WAEC and NECO rankings under the Obiano administration, the dilapidation of our roads, the enthronement of government of propaganda among other ills are issues that are manifest, they cannot be covered by the campaign of tribe.
"Dr. Nwoye is an Anambarian and has his unique Anambarian approach to the problems bequeathed on our state by the Obiano administration.”
Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that the APGA on Tuesday, November 7, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that Anambra election is free and fair.
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APGA said President Buhari must stop Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai; his Imo counterpart, Rochas Okorocha and ex-Abia governor, Orji Kalu, from attempting to rig the election.
According to a report, the party alleged that the APC chieftains have printed sensitive materials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the poll.
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