Uba, others, yet to begin campaigns, as Ozigbo embarks on house-to-house tour
Barely 23 days to the November 6 Anambra State governorship election, candidate All Progressives Congress (APC), Andy Uba, is yet to commence his campaigns for the poll.
His Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Action Alliance Congress (AAC) counterparts, among others, have also not unveiled their campaigns, with no hope of doing so given the security challenges in the state.
But the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Valentine Ozigbo, has perfected plans to commence a door-to-door campaign after his tour of councils of Anambra State and crucial campaigns of Abuja, Lagos, Rivers, Imo and Delta states.
Media Adviser to Valentine Chineto Ozigbo (VCO) Campaign Organisation, Aziza Uko, said the PDP candidate would begin the door-to-door campaigns, having concluded major campaign in Asaba, Delta State, yesterday.
A statement, issued by the campaign organisation, noted the campaign tour in Delta was part of moves by the PDP candidate to take his message of revolutionising governance, bringing fresh ideas and development to Anambra State indigenes resident in Delta State.
Uko, who noted the Delta Town Hall meeting, organised by Friends of Val Ozigbo and tagged ‘VCO Meets Ndi Anambra in Delta’ in Asaba, yesterday, saw Ozigbo giving details of his vision encapsulated in his ‘Five-Cluster Development Strategy, aimed at impacting positively on the lives of the people.
Ozigbo pledged to develop a proper commercial hub in Onitsha and its environs to suit the peculiar demography and create a positive ripple effect on Anambra State indigenes living in Delta State.
“Onitsha and environs, including Idemili, will be Nnewi Zone and Ihiala Cluster will be transformed into the biggest industrial hub in German Information Centre Africa.
The Omambala areas of Oyi, Ayamelum, Anambra East and Anambra West, as well as Ogbaru and Awka North will become an agricultural goldmine. Our farmers will control the entire economic chain, which will bring prosperity to the sector,” the statement reads.
MEANWHILE, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied reports that it plans to forge an alliance with the Uba, ahead of the governorship election.
A statement issued by Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, titled: We Didn’t Have Any Discussion With Andy Uba On Anambra Election, stressed that the group was no interested in the poll.
“Uba and his likes should leave IPOB out of their politics. Again, Uba could not have possibly accessed the leadership of IPOB. He should, therefore, stop using IPOB to get cheap popularity.”