Maduako Igbokwe I Tuesday, November 1, 2022
ONITSHA, Anambra – The Anambra State Director General of Atiku Abubakar and Ifeanyi Okowa campaign organisation, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo has vowed to deploy all arsenal within him to win the state for Atiku and Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the state comes 2023.
Okonkwo made the vow at the inaugural meeting of Anambra State presidential campaign council held in Awka Anambra state capital on Tuesday.
According to Okonkwo, he is not accepting to be the DG of Atiku Abubakar/ Ifeanyi Okowa campaign in Anambra because of his membership of PDP rather because Atiku has solution to Ndi Igbo biggest need.
“I did not accept to be DG of Atiku/Okowa campaign council in the state because I’ m a PDP member. I accepted because I knew that Atiku has the solution to the greatest need of Ndi Igbo which is restructuring. For Atiku, the issue of restructuring is beyond political statement.
As soon as the restructuring is done in Nigeria, we have solve 50 percent of our problems. The issues of agitation is just simply because of lack of justice, fairness and equity and the manner, we have administered this country over the years” he said .
According to him, Nigeria needs someone like Atiku who can fix the multiple problems. He also stated that they are not supporting Atiku because they desire less as Igbo people but to secure the future of Ndi Igbo in Nigeria.
“Sentiment, emotions and anger cannot give us the right political results. Politics requires strategy and calculation and when we are calculating, we must back it up with tolerance and patient. Today Igbo situation is critical and we must not lie down where we have fallen already.
“ The decision we take today out of sentiment and emotion may sound justifiable but what happens after years. The only decision we need today is how to secure our political future politically. It is very clear that no tribes that can win election in Nigeria without alliance with other tribes” he said .
Also speaking at the inaugural meeting, the chairman of Atiku/Okowa campaign organisation in Anambra Senator Ben Ndi Obi stated that Atiku remains the surest path for an Igbo man to be president of Nigeria.
According to him,” let no one deceive us , Anambra is 100 percent PDP. We must prove that we are party on ground and at grassroots in Anambra state. As far as restoring the pride and position of the Igbo man is concern in this country,I have no doubt in the commitment , sincerity of our candidate to do that” he added
Also speaking, the former Minister of women’s affairs, Iyom Josephine Anini stated this is not time to deceive anybody with sentiment and emotion .
According to her nobody should be deceived by anybody ,noting that there high deceit going on ,that it is the turn of the Igbo to be president .” It is not the question about it is our right, there is not like it is our right in politics. We cannot be drawn with anybody” she stated.