Governorship victory duty that must be accomplished – Uzodinma
By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Mai Mala Buni, who is also the Governor of Yobe State, has inaugurated a high powered campaign team for the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State, saying victory in the State is very important to the future of the party in the South East.
This is just as chairman of the campaign team, who is also the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, speaking during the inauguration, said APC’s victory in the Anambra election is a duty that must be accomplished by the team.
Buni, who personally inaugurated the Committee, said members of the committee were carefully selected owing to their individual capacities and the belief that they will collectively, as a committee, deliver the state to the party.
To this end, he enjoined them to work as a team and carry everyone on board, even as he advised them to reconcile any grievances within members of the party, which might have arisen following the governorship primary in the State, such as to help the party confront the election with a united front.
He said “I am delighted to be with you here this afternoon to inaugurate the National campaign committee for the Anambra state governorship election. This underscores the importance the party attaches to this very important committee and the task before you.
“I have no doubt this powerful committee under the chairmanship of His Excellency Governor Hope Izoduma of Imo state, will do us proud and capture Anambra state to APC. I am glad to say with a sense of satisfaction that the growing fortunes of the party in Anambra state and the South East geopolitical zone in general has increased our hope for victory. This will no doubt increase our chance of winning the election with landslide victory.
“May l call on the committee to concentrate on issues that will add value to the success of the party and avoid issues that may distract us from the path of victory. We should remain resolute, committed and law abiding throughout the assignment and beyond. I also wish to call on the officials, party stakeholders and our loyal party members to support the committee in achieving its set target of delivering Anambra state to APC.
“To the people of Anambra state, this is an opportunity to belong to the national party, we should all support the committee for a successful assignment for a brighter future and for the good of Anambra state.”
In remarks after the inauguration, the chairman of the campaign team, Hope Uzodinma, said Anambra governorship election is a call to duty, as the party has called the members of the team to go to work in Anambra.
He said “The party has charged us to go and work. And I looked at the list of the membership of this committee, men of integrity and caliber. The party took time to select us whom they have appointed.
“My message is that we are taking the product of our candidate to Anambra state to win it. We will speak to the people of Anambra state. We will sign a contract with them. And I am sure God willing, we shall deliver. All I asked of us is to work hard so that this opportunity presented by the gubernatorial election in Anambra state to completely integrate the people of South East into the national polity will be realised.
“We are going there committed. We are going there willing. I have seen a new determination even among our brothers and sisters in Anambra state”.
Fielding questions from journàlists after the inauguration, the APC governorship candidate in the Anambra election, Andy Uba, said the event marks the resurrection of Anambra State, adding that the State will be different, as the caliber of people in the campaign team has clearly indicated that APC has already won Anambra.