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Anambra 2021: PDP Gets Major Boost as a Prominent Party Move to Adopt Ozigbo as Candidate

Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state, Labour Party (LP) is engaged in serious alliance discussions with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Nation reports that if talks are successful this will lead to an alliance with PDP's candidate as the party would direct its members and workers to vote for Chief Valentine Ozigbo.

The national leadership of LP summoned an Emergency National Working Committee Meeting (NWC) for Saturday,October 23, to fine-tune the political process.

The acting national secretary of LP, Comrade Joseph Ndirang, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday, October 22, in Abuja.

Ndirang said the meeting was summoned by the chairman of the Labour Political Commission (BOT) Comrade Najeem Yasin to analyse the move of adopting of Ozigbo for the election, The Sun added.

According to the LP acting national secretary, the alliance became necessary in light of the party's chances in the election.

He went on to add that the unfortunate incident surrounding their candidate also made their chances bleak.

Meanwhile, a former governor of Anambra state and the vice president aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has described Valentine Ozigbo, the party's governorship candidate in the forthcoming Anambra election as the most qualified.

Daily Trust reports that Obi said described Ozigbo as the best candidate vying for the number one seat in the state.

Speaking at a meeting with the Coalition of Non-Anambra Indigenes living in the state, Obi said Ozigbo will revive the dilapidated roads and other infrastructures in the state.

The PDP chieftain said industries like the health and education sectors would not be left out should Ozigbo becomes the governor of Anambra state.

Leadership reports that Obi made the statement while the members of Anambra non-Indigenes in the state adopted and endorsed the candidature of Ozigbo ahead of the November election in the state.

He said a nation with good healthcare, education and security for all is what every Nigerian deserves and nothing more.

Obi said: “What is happening anywhere should be of interest to others elsewhere, there is no separate good society for indigenes and non-indigenes,” he said.

In another development, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 6, Anambra election, Senator Andy Uba, has criticised the state governor, Willie Obiano, over his style of governance.

Senator Uba, while speaking during a media parley in Lagos on Monday, October 18, alleged that Obiano is detached from the “realities on ground” in Anambra.

Speaking on the defection of the state deputy governor, Uba said:

“Obiano has not seen his deputy governor for 18 months. They've not seen each other. What kind of leader is that?

“Obiano does not engage the people. You must engage the people that are agitating in your state. He cuts off people that are not with him, even if they are from his place.”

The APC chieftain said his party is engaging stakeholders to find a solution to the security situation in the state.

He added:“Election must hold despite security issues. We are engaging different kinds of people in the state. Obiano has never tried to engage them."

The APC governorship candidate said Anambra’s development has been stunted because the incumbent governor does not belong to the ruling party, adding that the state “deserves to be in the centre.”

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