Anambra 2017 Poll: APGA, Obiano tasked to allow Ojukwu to rest in peace


www.odogwublog.com reports that a youth group in Anambra state under the aegis of Anambra Youth for Change, on Saturday asked the Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano to stop dropping the name of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu for the purpose of the November 18 poll in the state, adding that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has been deceiving people with Ojukwu’s name.
It said  Ojukwu as an Igbo avatar  should be allowed to rest in peace, rather than being made an object of electioneering each election period in the state.
The group  called on the people of the state to vote for the All Progressives Congress in the November 18 governorship election.
The state coordinator of the group,  Hon Curtis Okeke  stated this while addressing the press in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
Okeke, who said the youths in the state were rooting for Chief George Moghalu of the APC as their choice candidate for the election enjoined the people of state not to vote for the All Progressive Grand Alliance in the election.
He said APGA had disappointed the late Igbo leader.
According to him, Ojukwu had a contract with APGA during the former governor Peter Obi administration to produce the next governor of the state from Nnewi, Ojukwu’s country home.
 Okeke said“But  APGA had reneged in that agreement by foisting Obiano who is from Aguleri in Anambra North senatorial district on the people of the state.
“With this disappointment, we are calling on the people of Anambra state not to be hoodwinked by the current APGA campaign in the state dropping Ojukwu's name.
“We have seen posters and banners from APGA dropping Ojukwu’s name as part of their campaign for the November 18 poll. Obiano should allow Ikemba to rest in peace. Obiano should tell us his achievement not Ojukwu's achievements.
“ APGA has deceived the people of the state with Ojukwu’s name, Obiano cannot do that again because he did not know Ojukwu and did not do anything for him.
“Go and visit Ojukwu’s country Nnewi home, there is no single project from the state government in the area.
“Obiano told us that he would complete and commission all Peter Obi’s projects, but he did not do that; rather he abandoned such projects all over the state, particularly in Nnewi, Ojukwu's home. 
 “They can't deceive us again. We must ensure that Anambra is hooked to the centre in the election, Okeke stated.
He called on Chief George Moghalu to take up the challenge to be the governor of the state to salvage it from what they called "apparent ruins meted out on  the state by the APGA government in the past 11 years".  
Tony Okafor
Anambra 2017 Poll: APGA, Obiano tasked to allow Ojukwu to rest in peace Anambra 2017 Poll: APGA, Obiano tasked to allow Ojukwu to rest in peace Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Sunday, April 16, 2017 Rating: 5

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