From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and the National Auditor of the All Progressives Congress (APC), George Moghalu, are part of the 50-man campaign team for Tony Nwoye’s election.
All the governorship aspirants of the party besides Senator Andy Uba, attended the inauguration of the Tony Nwoye Campaign Organization in Enugu where it was announced that Ngige would chair the campaign team and Moghalu would be his deputy.
The campaign team was inaugurated by the state chairman of the party, Mr. Emeka Ibe, in the presence of Nwoye and his running mate, Dozie Ikedife Jnr, and the team was saddled with the mandate of ensuring the party emerges victorious in the election.
A former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Prince Osita Ezenwa , Azuka Okwuosa, Chief Chike Obidigbo, Paul Chukwuma, Charles Odedo, Chief Bart Nwibe and Dr. Obinna Uzor would be among those coordinating the campaign in all the senatorial districts.
Ibe said the members of the team were carefully selected after the party met with aspirants to ensure that all grievances were dropped and that the party goes into the election in unity.
“We constituted the reconciliation committee which was headed by the deputy governorship candidate of our party, Mr Dozie Ikedife Jnr and they have been meeting stakeholders to ensure unity, and soon, they will present their report to the house.
“So far, we have gotten most of the aspirants who lost to Nwoye to drop their grievances and they have accepted to work with us. We are sure that if we approach this election as one house, we will win” Ibe said.
Addressing the stakeholders, Nwoye regretted the loss of four weeks of campaigns to internal bickering within the party but assured that the party would win the election despite the delays.
Nwoye said that the attempt to tag APC a party for northerners would not work as Anambra voters were already tired of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). He said his entrance into the race was to eradicate poverty and solve the problems created by previous administrations.
He appealed to aggrieved members of the party to sheathe their swords and join hands to ensure victory. “Party members should aggressively work in their various wards, while the ward chairmen should also ensure that they contribute their quota to guarantee victory at the center” Nwoye said.