By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, Mr Valentine Ozigbo has called on the national leadership of the party to synergise with the party’s structure at the state level to ensure a free, fair primary in compliance with the constitution of the PDP.
He said that following recent history, PDP has held some of the most transparent primaries, even as he urged Anambra State chapter of the party not to be an exception.
He added, “I am confident that the leadership of the party at the national and state level will synergize to ensure that the right person is selected to fly the flag.”
Ozigbo who spoke in a statement called on PDP delegates, stakeholders, and members to see the June 26th date for the party primary as a date with history.
He urged the delegates to learn lessons from the past and focus on selecting a competent candidate with the right dose of emotional intelligence to unite the party and mobilize men and resources to win the general election.
The statement partly read, “The delegates of the party in the state should view the primaries as the first step towards redirecting Anambra State towards its destined greatness.
“June 26 should be regarded as a day that will not only determine the outcome of the Anambra 2021 election but will define the socioeconomic trajectory of the state and the future of the next generation.
“Our delegates will take on the onerous task of selecting our party’s flag bearer for Anambra 2021 election. As they carry out this most important job, I urge them all to do some soul searching in order to appreciate the weight and importance of this responsibility,” Ozigbo remarked.
We, as a political party, should learn from our previous mistakes. We have been out of power for about 16 years now in Anambra. From the political realities on the ground, we are remarkably close to Agu Awka and we should not let this golden opportunity slip off our fingers.
“To seize the day, we need to put our best foot forward. Ndi Anambra are wiser, politically conscious, and ready for a new dawn. This is not to time for decisions driven by retrogressive emotions. Let us show the people our readiness to change their fortunes,” the prominent philanthropist.
The Peoples Democratic Party recently announced Saturday, June 26, 2021 as the date for primary elections ahead of the November 6 governorship polls.