By Tochukwu Mbachu
The Anambra State Director General of Atiku Abubakar and Ifeanyi Okowa campaign organisation, Prof Obiora Okonkwo has vowed to deploy all the arsenal within his reach to win the state for Atiku and Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the state comes 2023.
Prof.Okonkwo made the vow at the inaugural meeting of Anambra State presidential campaign council held in Awka Anambra state capital on Tuesday.
According to the D-G, he did not accept to be the DG of Atiku Abubakar/ Ifeanyi Okowa campaign in Anambra because of his membership of PDP but because he perceived that Atiku has the the solution to Ndi Igbo biggest need.
“I did not accept to be DG of Atiku/Okowa campaign council in the state because I’m a PDP member. I accepted because I know that Atiku has the solution to the greatest need of Ndi Igbo which is restructuring. For Atiku, the issue of restructuring is beyond political statement.
As soon as the restructuring is done in Nigeria, we have solve 50 percent of our problems. The issues of agitation are not just simple because of lack of justice, fairness and equity and the manner this country had been managed over the years” he expitiated.
He went further to explain that Nigeria needs some one like Atiku who can fix her multi-dimensional problems .
He also stated that they are not clamouring for Atiku because they wish to settle for less as Igbo people but to secure the future of Ndi Igbo in Nigeria.
“Sentiments, emotions and anger can not give us the right political results. Strategy and calculation are needed in politics and when we are calculating,
we must back it up with tolerance and patient. Today Igbo situation is critical and we must not lie down where we have fallen already”,
“The decision we take today out of sentiment and emotion may sound justifiable but what happens after years. The only decision we need today is how to secure our political future politically. It is very clear that no tribe can win election in Nigeria without alliance with other tribes” he equipped .
Also speaking at the inaugural meeting, the chairman of Atiku/Okowa campaign organisation in Anambra Senator Ben Ndi Obi stated that Atiku remains the surest path for an Igbo man to be president of Nigeria.
According to him,” let no one deceive us , Anambra is 100 percent PDP. We must prove that we are the party on ground and at grassroots in Anambra state.
As far as restoring the pride and position of Ndi Igbo is concerned in this country, I have no doubt in the commitment, sincerity of our candidate to do that,” he added.
The former Minister of women affairs, Iyom Josephine Anini while speaking, stated that this is not the time to deceive anybody with sentiments and emotions.
According to her, nobody should be deceived by anybody, noting that there is a high level of deceit going on, that it is the turn of the Igbo to be president.
“It is not a question of it is our right, there is nothing like, “it is our right” in politics. We cannot drag it with anybody” she stated.
Prof Obiora Okonkwo, senator Ben Ndi Obi and Iyom Josephine Anini at the inaugural meeting Atiku/ Okowa campaign organisation in Anambra state on Tuesday.