From: David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi
The National Auditor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and frontline aspirant in the November 18 gubernatorial election in Anambra State, Chief George Mughalu, has warned voters on the implication of accepting gratifications in exchange for their votes.
Moghalu gave the warning at Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area of the during his flag-off of voters sensitisation tour of the state in connection with the election on November 18 election.
He told the APC supporters, who trooped out in their numbers at all the places he visited that his entry into the governorship race was to effect positive change in the governance of Anambra State and to bring in democracy dividends in the real sense of it.
Moghalu had visited Ajali, Awgbu and Nanka communities in Orumba North Council Area of the state.
He maintained that politicians at election time told all sorts of lies and made all manner of promises only to renege when they got to office. He told the supporters that they could accept money or any other gratification from the governorship contenders but should never sell their conscience.
Moghalu noted that it was possible in the past to hoodwink the electorate into making wrong choices which he said would be difficult in this dispensation since the voters had become more knowledgeable than ever before.
“Vote according to your conscience to make sure the right person is the next governor of Anambra State and always bear in mind that any mistake you make to vote in the wrong person will take Anambra back for the next four years.
On the expression of interest of many aspirants to be the flagbearer of the APC in the forthcoming governorship election, Moghalu said that he and other Igbo, who joined the APC were formerly being tagged Boko Haram people, adding that those same people that castigated them had rushed to the party to use it as a platform because they know that the APC would win the governorship election.
He explained that no aspirant would be stopped from contesting the APC primaries “but they have to queue up.” He said it is God who makes kings and had already known who the next governor of Anambra State would be.
“I’m a foundation member of the APC. It is now clear that we are going to win. That is why they are joining the party in droves. We are no longer called Boko Haram people. All I have to tell the electorate is not to vote based on sentiment. After the primary, we will go for the main election and we will win it, too. I’m confident about that. We will make no mistakes in electing a candidate as the APC flag bearer. We need someone who has no blemish. I have all it takes to win the governorship election,” the APC chieftain said.
He told the APC supporters that they were free to call him on phone any time, any day for any interaction or to discuss the way forward.
Members of the entourage included Sir Tony Atuenyi, former Anambra House of Assembly member who represented Nnewi North constituency, Hon J.C. Okeke, Prince Kenneth Anazodo.