Anambra election: Like Edo, PDP will win ― Okowa

• as APGA defectors storm Delta govt house

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has given the assurance that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would win the November 6 governorship election in Anambra as it did in Edo in 2020.

Receiving the party’s flag bearer in the election, Mr Valentine Ozigbo and some defectors from All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra led by the Youth Leader in the state, Mr Magnus Eziokwu, in Asaba on Tuesday, Okowa said that PDP stood a chance to win Anambra going by the preparations so far made by the party.

Okowa, who is the Deputy Chairman of PDP’s National Campaign Council for the Anambra election, described Ozigbo as “humble and dynamic’’, adding that the candidate was better than all other candidates in the election.

He urged the Anambra people to vote massively for the PDP to turn things around in the state.

“I welcome you and your entourage to Delta and to my office and I feel very happy within me because I can see that we have decided to tow the path of unity.

“When we are united, I am convinced we will come out victorious in the November 6 governorship election.

“I want to congratulate you ahead of time because I know that you are doing well.

“There is no doubt that Anambra State has always been a PDP state but unfortunately in the past 16 years we have lost out in the politics of Anambra solely because of the infighting.

“But from what I am hearing and what I can see now, I feel very encouraged that there is a new spirit now in the PDP in Anambra,’’ the governor said.

He lauded the spirit of reconciliation and better commitment to the campaign and called for more vigorous house-to-house electioneering ahead of the polls.

“When people resolve that enough is enough, that they have to do the right thing you find that the result will truly come because the men, the women and the youths are out there.

“I know that there is a lot of security challenges but that shouldn’t deter us because politicians are strong-willed people.

“The real politics is not the gathering of people on the field but the door-to-door campaign which is set out to convince people.

“I think that people have seen the other side of the coin at the moment they are waiting for the PDP and it is for us to rediscover ourselves or to decide to give away this chance but am convinced that you will not allow that to happen.

“We had an opportunity in Edo State and we took it and I believe it’s that same opportunity we have in Anambra and we may not have a better chance than now so we must take it back,” he said.

The governor welcomed the defectors from the ruling APGA in Anambra and said that PDP was desirous to change the narrative in the state and the country in general.

Earlier, Ozigbo had said that he was in Delta to present the defecting members of APGA to the governor who is a national leader of the party.

According to him, the people of Anambra were waiting for the PDP to take over, adding that the party would emerge victorious in the November 6 election.

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