APC unveils 2021 Anambra gubernatorial aspirants
Anambra state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), over the weekend, held a special stakeholders’ meeting in Awka where all its gubernatorial aspirants were showcased to its stakeholders. As part of its preparation towards the coming 2021 governorship election, the leadership of the party in Anambra state, led by Chief Basil Ejidike, called this special session of stakeholders meeting to alert members and party leaders to the enormous responsibilities ahead.
The aspirants present were Chief Ben Etiaba, Chief Amobi Nwokafor, Chief Azuka Okwuosa, Chief George Moghalu, Chief Paul Orajiaka, Chief Dozie Nwankwo, Chief John Bosco Onunkwo, Senator Andy Uba and Col. Geoff Onyejekwu.
It was also a stock taking for the party as it took a critical assessment of its performances in the past elections, especially the 2019 governorship elections and the way forward.
The leader of the party in the state and minister of labour and productivity, Sen. Dr. Chris Ngige, accepted that the party needed this self-assessment for it to rediscover itself. It was also a good assessment as the state branch critically analysed how the state’s relationship with some decisions and policies of the federal government adversely affect its fortunes and performance within the state.
The critical importance of unity, funding and healing from the wounds of the past elections in party politics were raised by Hon. Tony Nwoye, Sen. Peter Anosike, Sen. Andy Uba, Nze Chidi Duru, Chief Paul Chukwuma and Chief Nelson Onubogu while the former national zonal youth leader, Chief Olisa Onyeka and the state party women’s leader, Calista Nwachukwu, reminded members of the importance of youth and women mobilisation in party politics, especially with the new recruitment drive of the party starting soon.
Chief Onyeka equally urged the aspirants to allow for decorum in languages employed by their social media handlers.