– Insists The Igbo Nation Must Join Mainstream Politics ahead of 2023 Presidency.
The former governor of Abia State and an APC stalwart in the South East has described any attempt at continuing the spent and inebriated government of Anambra State as unacceptable. Noting that Anambra, as the heartbeat of the Igbo nation and home of sane and sound intellectuals, cannot be run like a “beer parlour”.
Dr. Kalu who spoke at the APC governorship Campaign rally at Ufuma – Orumba North wondered how the present governor, Chief Willie Obano, an old man, infamously known for his excessive and expensive love for the bottles, which more often than not, culminates in ignominious episodes of tipsiness, became a Governor in the first place in a premium State like Anambra.
Dr. Kalu noted that the issue with Willie Obiano is not just about his constant a hangovers, but that he equally failed in making any meaningful impact as a governor for three and half years in office and therefore should be voted out in the November 18th poll.
Dr. Kalu challenged the people of Anambra to take over the opportunity offered to them on November 18th to correct the mistake of having a failed governor, to elect a very young and former student leader, Hon. Dr. Tony Nwoye, who is the APC candidate in the poll. Dr. Kalu stated that Dr. Tony Nwoye, being a young man has a cerebral fecundity with acute prowess in ideas and innovative solutions to take Anambra State to a greater height.
‘’I performed very well as a governor in Abia state because I was young then, and now the people of Anambra must vote a young man for the state to move forward ’’ Dr. Kalu said.
Dr. Kalu further stated the Anambra Guber election is another chance for the Igbo Nation to join mainstream politics in Nigeria ahead of 2023 which will be their turn to produce the president. He stated that the Igbo nation stands a lot to benefit from the present APC government than from any other party in Nigeria.
Responding, Hon. Dr. Tony Nwoye thanked Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, who followed him to the campaign rally to Orumba North for his commitment and huge sacrifices towards the realization of his guber ambition. Dr. Nwoye equally thanked the people of Orumba North, who came out en mass to receive him and his entourage in the area for showing solidarity and believing in him.
He promised among other things, to construct the abandoned Awgbu- Okpeze-Ufuma-Awa-Ndiukwuenu road by Gov. Willie Obiano led APGA administration if voted into power in the November poll. Dr. Nwoye acknowledged that people of Orumba has shown him massive support and promise that he won’t disappoint them when he gets into power.
In a closing remark Hon. Bar. Emeka Ibe, the State Chairman of APC in Anambra who is from Orumba assured Dr. Tony Nwoye and party members at the rally that Orumba will deliver APC in the area. He noted that Gov. Willie Obiano made the victory of APC easy in the area by not carrying a single project in the whole of Orumba in three and half years as governor. The chairman declared that Obiano’s failure in Orumba is a blessing in disguise as no sane person from Orumba will vote APGA or for any other party. He further commended the traditional rulers in Orumba for proscribing the governor in the area, noting that their decision was well-thought out.
Stanley Ike Onwuchekwe, reports from Ufuma-Orumba North