The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State has restated its preparedness to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the forthcoming governorship election.
The party said its candidate, Valentine Ozigbo’s would have landslide victory in the election.
The Coordinator of Ozigbo Youth Vanguard and Chairman of Aggrieved Councillors in the State, High Chief Chuks Benson Anaje disclosed this on Monday while addressing party faithful at his residence in Awka.
He noted that even the power of incumbency would not save the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the election.
He ruled out rigging in the exercise, saying his team would be wide awake to forestall any attempt to rig out the party’s flag-bearer.
He said he believed in Ozigbo’s ability to make a difference in the State as a Governor and appealed to Anambra voters to give him that chance to serve them by voting for him massively on November 6.
He said, “When he (Ozigbo) came here, Umujagwo my village in Awka, he told us that he would do everything possible to give Awka a capital city that befits it.
“He has promised to ensure adequate road networks, security, infrastructure and a whole lot of other programmes that will touch the life of every Anambrarian and all those resident in the State positively.
“He is a gentleman and we know he will fulfill all his promises.
“We must protect our votes. We will not give any chance for rigging. We have someone like Senator Uche Ekwunife as the Director General of Ozigbo Campaign Organization.
“She is a champion and she knows her onions as far as party politics is concerned. She will never allow our opponents to rig us out. She is well experienced in politics.”
Anaje further pleaded with the Federal Government to provide enabling environment in terms of security and logistics for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to do its job without hindrance.
On the recent state of emergency threat, the PDP chieftain said the call was uncalled for since the electoral umpire had already prepared for the election.
“All government has to do is to restrengthen the security architecture to ensure a hitch-free election. We appeal to President Buhari who oversees all these things to see that state of emergency is not slammed the State. It’s not the best thing for us,” he added.