Why I’m supporting Uba for Anambra guber race – Okadigbo
Former lawmaker, Sen. Margery Okadigbo on Tuesday threw her weight behind the gubernatorial aspiration of Sen. Andy Uba in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state.
Margery, who is the wife of late senate president, Chief Chuba Okadigbo, said Uba was the best among his co-aspirants for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) based on his experience in public service and capacity to win the election for the party.
Speaking in Ogbunike in Oyi local government area during the inauguration of Sen. Andy Uba Campaign Council, Okadigbo said Uba’s candidacy would increase the chances of APC victory by 50 per cent following his goodwill and wide acceptability across Anambra.
The senator who addressed over 400 party representatives from the 15 electoral wards in Oyi local government area said the campaign council was to mobilise supporters in the area and others parts of north senatorial district ahead of the primary election.
She said, “We, the people of Oyi, have come together to chat our political course by endorsing the aspiration of Sen. Andy Uba. His support base here is massive and I can testify that having worked with him in the Senate, he has the capability to bring good governance to bare.
“We have security question and infrastructure deficit in Anambra, though we had the opportunity of having a governor from Anambra North Senatorial district and a first lady from Ogbunike here, we have had the results.”
Also speaking, a chieftain of the party, Chief Ekene Enefe said Anambra could no longer afford to continue to play parochial politics while wishing to be part of the national mainstream.
Enefe, who contested for Oyi/Anyamelum Federal Constituency under All Progressives Grand Alliance, said APC victory would enhance the chances of presidency of Igbo extraction in 2023, describing Uba as the only aspirant with the capacity and marketability to give APC that victory.
“People of the South East should disabuse their minds about APC and embrace the party as it had transformed the region infrastructurally within its six years of existence,” he added.