ANAMBRA LG POLL: NO VACANCY FOR OTHER PARTIES
Anambra LG poll: No vacancy for other parties -APGA
From DAVID ONWUCHEKWA, Nnewi
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Co-ordinator and vice chairman of Peter Obi re-election committee in the February 6, 2010 governorship election in Anambra State, Barrister Godwin Eneghalu, has declared that the Action Congress or any other political party cannot smell Anambra local government chairmanship seat.
Barrister Eneghalu made the declaration at Akabo Umudim Nnewi at the weekend when over 500 non-indigene married women from all the Igbo speaking states resident in Nnewi under the aegis of Gosife Women Association paid him a solidarity visit and to celebrate Governor Obi's victory which the women said they fought for.
Eneghalu, who has declared his ambition for Nnewi North Local Government chairmanship election coming up soon in the state, said for the AC candidate and other aggrieved ones to head for court to challenge Governor Obi's victory means that they could not calculate well and should be tutored in simple arithmetic.
He said that Governor Obi had clearvictory which needed not to be challenged in court. Eneghalu said machinery had been set in motion to re-enact the same victory at the local government level when the election is conducted.
According to him, an eight-man Anti Police Intimidation Committee has been set up in Nnewi which he (Eneghalu) is a member. He told APGA loyalists to feel free to call on him or any member of the committee in an event of intimidation or undue harassment by security agents. He promised to offer free legal services to his party members.
He expressed optimism that the (APGA) will win in all the 21 local government areas in the state.
He said: 'You know that we are on ground. APGA wants to take over everywhere, both the Senate and House of Representatives elections that are coming up next year.'
Responding, chairlady of the women association, Mrs Ezeobi Benedith, assured Barrister Eneghalu that the women are solidly behind him in the forthcoming local government election in the state, saying that he should count on their support.
Mrs Ezeobi said that the women in the same way fought for Governor Obi's re-election which they succeeded on February 6, 2010 despite the fact that many political parties wooed the association to give them support without succeeding.
'We heard the cry of Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu over Governor Obi's re-election and we vowed that his clarion call will not be in vain as an Igbo leader who had sacrificed a lot for his people. It will be unfair to ignore him. We heard and we are duty bound to listen to him,' Mrs Ezeobi said.