Obiano's achievements more than Obi, says Umeh
The National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Chief Victor Umeh, has praise the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, saying he has done better in all ramifications than his predecessor, Peter Obi.
Umeh, who said this during an interview with our correspondent, said Obiano has provided security in Anambra, which he said Obi failed to do.
He said, 'We have another governor of APGA who is in charge of Anambra State and he is doing very well for the state and for the party. There is no reason our people will want to vote for any other party apart from APGA. People are happy with the administration of Governor Obiano. He has given them security, which Obi could not provide.
'Our people are exceedingly happy with the security situation in Anambra State. People now sleep with their two eyes closed. Under Obi's administration people were kidnapped behind the governor's lodge. There is nothing they can use to campaign against out party. We are in good stead to win elections in Anambra State in 2015.'
The APGA national chairman insisted that the defection of Obi to the PDP would not stop the party from winning all elective positions in Anambra and some other states in the South-East in 2015.
'We are working hard round the clock to prepare for the 2015 elections. The defection of former governor Peter Obi will not affect APGA in anyway. Obi is not contesting election, at least, that much I know. If he is coming out to campaign, he would be asking people to vote for another person, not himself. We are not perturbed, we are going to win. Our people are supporting APGA. People are voting for APGA not because of Obi they are voting for APGA because of what it represents for them,' he said.
Umeh said the huge turnout of people at APGA's sensitisation rally in Owerri, Imo State, was evident that party would reclaim the state in 2015.
He said the party's leaders were working hard in other states of the South-East, saying the influence of the party in Igboland would not wane.
'Imo State is electrified already by the activities of APGA and people are very happy that the party is there again and they are ready to support the party in 2015. On October 3, we did a sensitisation rally that can pass for a presidential rally. There was a mammoth crowd in Owerri. Nobody is left in doubt that APGA is coming to reclaim the state in 2015,' he said. Punch