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APC vows to claim Anambra, others via ballot

By Adamu Abuh (Abuja), Kehinde Olatunji (Lagos) and Uzoma Nzeagwu (Awka)
22 October 2021   |   3:01 am
The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will surely sweep the Anambra State governorship ballot slated for November 6, 2021.

Uba

Group warns against mortgaging Anambra interest
• Uba pledges to attract federal presence

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will surely sweep the Anambra State governorship ballot slated for November 6, 2021.

Speaking at the inauguration of the party’s states’ congress appeal committees in Abuja, the National Caretaker Committee Secretary, Sen. James Akpanudoedehe, expressed the hope that such feat would be replicated in the Ekiti and Osun states governorship polls billed for next year.

The APC scribe remarked that with the 40 million membership strength recorded by the party during the last registration and revalidation exercise, it would also sweep the presidency in 2023.

Akpanudoedehe, who urged members of the committee to ensure fair hearing and justice in the course of discharging their duties, charged the party faithful to close ranks to achieve the objective.

MEANWHILE, the party’s governorship candidate, Sen. Andy Uba, has promised to use his contacts with the federal authorities to ensure completion of the Anam-Kogi-Abuja road that would reduce the travel time from the South East to Abuja, by three hours.

Uba made the promise yesterday at Community Secondary School, Umueze-Anam in Anambra West and Our Lady’s Catholic Church grounds in Anambra East, during his ongoing tour of local councils in the state.

He promised to open up Anambra East and West, the food basket of the state, by building an efficient road network in both councils.

Describing his visit to the councils as a homecoming of sorts, the governorship hopeful claimed that he facilitated the appointment of a minister from the area when he was at the Presidency.

HOWEVER, Anambra West Liberation Front (AWLF) has warned those planning to negotiate away the overall interest of the people of Anambra West Local Council in the November 6 poll to desist, as such attempt would be legally resisted.

The group, in a statement yesterday, warned that Anambra West was not a private estate of any person or group.

According to the group, the local council belongs to every citizen and peaceful resident in the area.

“Anambra West is an independent council of free people, not subjects of anyone,” the group noted.

Chairman of the group, Chief Edochie Onuora, said: “Thirty years after the creation of the local council, Nzam, being the headquarters, has not been successfully connected to the rest of the state by road.

“As at today, only two communities have ever been connected to municipal electricity and tarred roads. This is a result of the efforts of the immediate past governor.”

He alleged that, as a result, the council secretariat was always locked and without workers, yet salaries were reportedly paid monthly.