By Gabriel Chy Alonta
A frontline People’s Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant in the November 6 Anambra gubernatorial election, Mr. Valentine Chineto Ozigbo, Sunday, donated eight vehicles to the party officials for grassroots mobilisation and other party activities.
Ozigbo also promised to dole out N400,000 quarterly for the maintenance of the donated vehicles, this paper reports.
The beneficiaries are the state chairman, deputy chairman, three vice-chairmen in each senatorial zones, state woman leader, state youth leader, and state secretary, Orient Daily reliably gathered.
The presentation, which took place at the PDP Secretariat, Awka, the Anambra state capital, was in fulfillment of the promise by the benefactor to support the party with vehicles.
Speaking during the event, the business mogul said the gesture was as a result of his deep affection, love and commitment for the party, stressing the need for PDP to take over Agu-Awka, come 2021.
While disclosing that the respect he had for the party leadership was part of the reason for the donation, the gubernatorial aspirant called for a more united force and sacrifice by every member of the PDP to dethrone the ruling party in the state.
He called on other PDP aspirants and other stakeholders to emulate the gesture, by supporting and donating to the party for which they use its platform, even as he pledged more support and contribution to the party.
Ozigbo assured that anything needed to win the November 6, would not be in short supply, and promised to donate more vehicles to other party officials. He urged urged the state chairman, Hon. Ndubuisi Nwobu to ensure the vehicles are maximally used to achieve its purpose. He said PDP was the only party to redeem Anambra, and Nigeria, at large.
Responding, Hon. Nwobu, lauded the benefactor for his unalloyed support to the party, noting that the vehicles would have psychological effect on the masses towards seeing the party as active and alive. He noted that no candidate can win the governorship election without a strong party, stressing the need for party stakeholders to invest, reenergise the party.
While expressing appreciation over the gifts, the state chairman assured that the party would use the vehicles to galvanise grassroots support fro the party, even as he assured that the party would make good use of the donated vehicles to achieve the envisaged goals.
He encouraged the benefactor to sustain his grassroots movement to every part of the state, and enjoined him to keep interacting with the people and stakeholders of the party.