Obiano receives Nwankwo, 2000 supporters into APGA
Obaze, Obi’s Wives Campaign For PDP, Mobilise Women
Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has commended the representative of Orumba North and South constituency in the House of Representatives, Ben Nwankwo, for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
He urged him (Nwanwko) to work for victory in his re-election bid. Nwankwo, who defected with over 2000 PDP members yesterday at a rally in Umunze, Orumba South Council, organised by APGA, pledged their support and willingness to canvass for votes and ensure victory for Obiano on November 18.
Obiano received the defectors in company of APGA National Chairman, Victor Oye, the Director General, 2017 Obiano Campaign Organisation, Victor Umeh and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo, among other top party officials.
He charged Nwankwo and his supporters to take APGA messages of good governance, better health, rural development and others to the grassroots.
“We are happy to welcome Nwankwo and his supporters into APGA today. We urge them to team up with our members in the area, canvass for support and votes for our victory,” Obiano told the new entrants and assured of equal treatment for all members.
Nwankwo in his speech assured to deliver Orumba South, saying that the Obiano-led administration has opened access to the riverine communities and improved the lots of people in the rural areas of the state.
On why he endorsed Obiano, he noted that the governors’ economic policies, especially oil and gas project would empower many people, improve lives and create more millionaires in Anambra.
Speaking, Soludo said Obiano was working and laying a solid foundation for Anambra to become the heartbeat of Igboland and called for total support for his re-election.
Meanwhile, the wives of PDP flag bearer Dr. Ofunne Obaze and former governor Peter Obi, Mrs. Margaret Obi, have promised enhanced welfare package to people as they continued their campaign to sensitise and mobilise women to vote PDP in the governorship election.
Obaze, an American-trained Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, assured the women at Umueri, Anambra East Local Council, assured that if Oseloka Obaze becomes governor, his government would re-instate the N5000 monthly welfare package for people above 75 years, which was abandoned by the current administration.
She restated Obaze’s promise of free education from kindergarten to JS3 and urged the women to think about the future of their children and families .
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