Obiano Praises Oraukwu’s Support For APGA

By Emeka Ozumba

The governor of Anambra State has praised the commitment and support of the people of Oraukwu to the growth and progress of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), as demonstrated by the hosting of a Grand Rally for the election of Chief Victor Umeh in the Anambra Central Senatorial re-run Election scheduled for Saturday March 5, 2016.

Governor Obiano stated this Sunday at the country home of Chief Joe Ukeji during a grand Rally in support of APGA and Chief Victor Umeh's Senatorial ambition. The governor thanked Oraukwu community for demonstrating their support and urged them to ensure total victory for APGA come Saturday Senatorial elections.

He assured the community that some of their requests like the erosion menace are already take‎n into consideration in government plans and projects. He told them not to worry that the roads mentioned will be accommodated as the situation improves.

Also speaking, the wife of the governor , Chief (Mrs) Ebelechukwu Obiano called on Oraukwu and Anambra Central women to mobilize their families to go out and cast their vote next March 5, 2016 elections. She urged them to vote and stay within a distance until the votes are collated ‎and record taken to ensure that their votes count.

Mrs. Obiano praised the qualities of Sir Victor Umeh as a worthy candidate for Senate capable of representing the zone and Ndi Anambra as a whole. She also acknowledged the hard work of her husband ‎for developing Anambra State through massive infrastructure like flyover in Awka. She also explained her commitment to the welfare of Indigent widows and the less privileged in Anambra State by constructing houses and seeing to their welfare as her contribution to her husband's administration.

Also speaking, the National Chairman of APGA, Sir Victor Oye called on APGA faithful to turn out in two's and groups to the Polling stations and vote. He explained that the process requires that you accredit and vote immediately unlike the previous system of accredit and vote later. ‎He also urged them not to wear APGA uniform to the Polling Booth to avoid altercation with security.

In his remark, Chief Victor Umeh told the people that APGA is a party that is committed to developing Anambra State. He praised governor Obiano for his focus and demonstrable ability for leading and uniting the people to live in peace. He noted that leadership is not just about roads and infrastructure but about good governance and peaceful co-existence. He assured Obiano that Oraukwu will deliver the votes for APGA like they did during previous election.

Chief Umeh said that he is ready and prepared to represent Anambra Central. He assured that he is ready to assist the governor to attract development to Anambra. He stressed that whatever benefits coming to Anambra because of his Senate aspiration is coming from APGA. Chief Umeh called Oraukwu to turn out en mass and vote for him to avoid any gang-up.

The Secretary to State Government and native of Oraukwu, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, told Governor Obiano that ‎Oraukwu is solidly behind him. He revealed that Uraukwu is one of the communities contributing to the export of vegetables. He urged his people to applaud the efforts of the governor in order benefit more from the governor.

Earlier in his welcome, Chairman of Idemili North, Emmanuel Idemudu, welcome governor Obiano to the LGA and assured that Oraukwu is giving Chief Victor Umeh six thousand votes in the Anambra Central Election. He urged him not to forget Oraukwu in his development agenda.

In his Vote of thanks, the Chief Host of the Rally, Chief Joe Ukeji, thanked the governor for recognizing Oraukwu community with the appointment of many of their sons to high positions in his government. They include: Secretary to State Government, Commissioner and Local Government Chairman.

He praised the governor's achievement in security and various sectors of the economy and assured that Oraukwu people resolved to support APGA because of what the government of governor Obiano has achieved in less than two years.