Chairman, Onitsha Main market, Anambra State, Chief innocent Ezeoha has called on residents of the State to come out en masse and vote for candidates of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) during the March 18, Governorship and States Houses of Assembly elections.
He described APGA as household name for Ndigbo to be used as vehicle to shoot to the limelight, adding that the party was embraced by all Igbo when late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, leader, used it to contest for the Presidency.
Addressing newsmen on Sunday, Ezeoha explained that those that moved out of APGA, including Labour Party LP Presidential candidate, Peter Obi to other parties were showcasing what they learnt in APGA in other parties.
He said, “Anambra is light of the nation and that light of the nation is APGA , APGA is a tradition as far as Anambra is concern. It is that tradition that is spreading across the whole Eastern states, and beyond. Some are calling it a regional party but is bedluck of the Igbo. We are our brothers’ keepers.
“APGA is a party representing Igbo nation which Anambra is the head, that is why APGA stands film in Anambra, then other states emulating it. It Is that sun and spirit of APGA that promote Peter Obi and other who is who in Nigeria politics. There is nothing like war in Anambra politics, even those campaigning, after campaigning everyone will be one and in love again.
“That is why we say, ‘Nke a Bu Nke Anyi,’ APGA stands for all Igbo race. Those that move out of APGA and entered into other parties are showcasing what they learnt in APGA in other parties. For instance Peter Obi, he is APGA product.
“Now that we as APGA, backed him up and other tribes supported him, he was able to contest the Presidential election of which most people believed he won the election because the APGA spirit is at work.
“Now that the House of Assembly election is around the corner, we are suppose to return to APGA structure by giving our dynamic government 100 per cent, through our votes to APGA candidates contesting for House of Assemby so that the members will work smoothly with APGA blood.”
According to the market boss, Governor Chukwuma Soludo, has performed excellently well in just less than one year because he has majority of the members of the House of Assembly from APGA, adding that any attempt to allow other parties to have majority in the House would retard the swift infrastructural development of the State.
“He was able to award almost 265 kilometers of roads, and ready to award more. If we are not ready to give him full support, if anti party comes in they will start finding unnecessary fault from the Governor.
“That means that the money the Governor is suppose to be working with, will be used to settle political interest, which Anambra has passed that level. Anambra is no more doing that. If you are Ananbrarian, go to your L.G.A. or any L.G. A. in Anambra, there must be a government project there. Courtesy of Governor Soludo
“That is APGA blood, so there are some people that want to destroy APGA, I want to use this opportunity of the vote support we gave Labour party to ask Anambra people to vote APGA.
” We gave Labour protest vote and not only Peter Obi, just that Nigeria don’t want the system the Federal Government is operating on, and Peter Obi is out to deliver Nigeria and he is not Igbo representative but he is seen as a national representative.
“We have passed that one, now is House members everybody is living with, the foundation stone of that light of the nation we want to build now. We have to make the foundation to be strong so everyone should come back and vote APGA so that the House of Assembly will be fully loaded with APGA candidates.
“We are preaching to every line in main market that APGA should be voted all the way. Main market is head lamp, every L.G.A. is here, every Igbo race is here, what they need to hear is where we stand for the betterment of Anambra state. Those that will travel to their villages should let people know that is APGA all the way. We are preaching it every day even in platforms. Main market has taken full stand on APGA,” he stressed.