Former governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Kalu has reaffirmed its party’s determination to unseat the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) state government in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.
According to him, the APC will do all it can to convince Anambra voters to reconnect the state with the centre.
Kalu made the call in Abuja on Sunday after hosting a group of businessmen from Nnewi, Anambra State.
He acknowledged efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari administration in building a prosperous nation, and that Nigeria is gradually taking its rightful position among the nations.
The former governor used the opportunity to applaud Ebonyi State governor, Chief David Umahi for encouraging President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019, stressing that regardless of party differences, politicians should be united for the common good of the people.
“The forthcoming election in Anambra State will be a good opportunity for Ndi Anambra to join mainstream politics.
“If Anambra State is governed by the APC, more federal projects will be attracted to the state.
“The South East had been marginalized by previous governments and the time is now to support President Buhari’s determination to uplift Ndigbo.
“It is glaring from the 2018 budget presented by the president to the National Assembly a few days ago that the 2nd Niger Bridge among other federal projects will be duly executed.
“The people of the South East have a lot to gain from joining the ruling party at the centre.
“Ndigbo are well known for their business acumen and as such if Anambra State is governed by the APC, it will be easier to use the federal might to develop commercial hubs across the South East.
“Gone are the days Ndigbo didn’t participate in national politics. We are glad that our people are now appreciating the essence of getting involved in Nigeria’s democracy.
“Our businesses cannot grow if we don’t elect credible people who can provide the basic necessities of life such as good roads, uninterrupted power supply, soft loans, free education and quality health facilities.
“Going forward, Ndigbo will not play politics of exclusion.
“We will work closely with the ruling party at the federal level in order to attract development to the South East.
”I am impressed with the scheduled two-day working visit of the President to Ebonyi State.
“I equally believe that the President will join us for the grand finale of the APC governorship campaign in Anambra State next week.
” These visits show that the collective interest of Nigerians regardless of party affiliation is paramount to the President”