The Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Aguata LGA Anambra state, Nnanyelugo Sunny Umenne, has called on the party faithful to be steadfast in their loyalty to the party, saying the PDP is poised to take over Government House, Awka in 2021.
Umenne made the call at Achina, during the meet-the people-tour of PDP Aguata LGA Executive member’s visit to Achina PDP ward 1.
He reminded Ndi-Achina that the Anambra state Governor Willie Obiano had neglected the town since he assumed office seven year ago his seven years, despite the huge electoral support given the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in virtually all the elections in the state.
According to him, the Obiano administration has refused complete construction work on the five kilometer Achina-Onne-Ogboji road started by the former Governor Peter Obi’s administration, adding that the current administration in the state has not paid attention to the Ama Okparanwa gully erosion that is presently ravaging the community.
”Achina Town, we all know before now is an APGA community, but for the past 19 years your community has nothing to show in terms of government presence.
“ I know of the road that leads from Achina to Ogboji that was awarded and started by Mr. Peter Obi’s administration. Today, it has been abandoned by Willie Obiano’s administration.
“I passed through the other part of your town, and noticed another erosion site, which if not checked, it may consume your community in no distant time.
“The scenario has show that despite all your efforts to be part of the government, you are not recognized. But don’t border, be rest assured that come 2021 when PDP will take over government in Anambra state, all these issues will be adequately addressed and solved,” he assured.
Addressing the crowd, Nze Andy Azike, a PDP stakeholder in Achina PDP ward 1, urged the leadership of the party in the state to refrain from factional tendency if they want PDP to win elections in Anambra state.
”The failure of PDP to win elections in Anambra, from records has always been enhanced by the PDP members themselves. We annihilate ourselves because of self centeredness. When any aspirant didn’t win in primary elections, he will align with another party to pay him some ransom, and deny PDP the victory. This is not how to play politics,” he said.
He continued: “The governorship election is around the corner. I enjoin Anambra state PDP leadership to initiate genuine reconciliation that will accommodate everybody, for us to work as a team.
“Achina ward 1 is intact. During the last election, we voted PDP all the way, so I urge the leadership of PDP to unite and stop dividing our votes with other political parties. They lure us with stipends, we abandon the substance,” he lamented.
In his goodwill message, Okechukwu Ezenwa, PDP candidate for Aguata 1 state constituency in the 2018 House of Assembly election warned members of the party not to sale PDP to “our political enemies.”
In the entourage of the Executive officers were Ichie Linus Emenike Treasurer, Nze Anayo Nwora LGA Officer, Mrs. Chinelo Ezeokafor, Woman leader, and some PDP ward chairmen.
Earlier, the Chairman Achina ward 1, Comrade Ifeanyi Igwe welcomed the Aguata PDP Executive members and the stakeholders. He pledged the continued loyalty and support of Achina ward 1 to PDP.
Other dignitaries present at the event were Chief Malachy Ezeigwenaeme and a host of other party chieftains.