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ANAMBRA 2021 : Valentine Ozigbo Calls For Unity Of Purpose


Valentine Ozigbo Advocates For Team Effort, Peaceful Conduct, At Aguata PDP Stakeholders Meeting.

Valentine Ozigbo, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) frontrunner in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, has reiterated his call for unity among his party's gubernatorial aspirants ahead of the November 6 election.

Mr Ozigbo, a Nigerian business mogul, made this solemn call on Monday, May 3, 2021 during a meeting of PDP Aguata Local Government Stakeholders hosted by Chief Andy Azike, a party stalwart at Achina.

While speaking during the meeting, Mr Ozigbo thanked everyone present for their presence despite their busy schedules. He also commended the PDP leadership for their efforts in keeping the party together.

" By my training and rich experience in the corporate world, I know that a team effort can only achieve victory. Therefore, I am grateful to everyone present here and for standing by the project," Ozigbo said.

" I commend the party leadership for their efforts in fostering unity within the PDP."

Ozigbo, the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, went on to appeal to his fellow aspirants to eschew the "politics of attrition and bitterness" and come together to form a solid and united body to win the November election.

" The goal of our party in the coming election is bigger than individual interests. As such, we must see ourselves as different parts of a whole," the respected business leader said. 

" We have to let go of the politics of attrition and bitterness. A primary election is not war. 

" I believe strongly in the power of collaboration. Therefore, I have reached out to as many aspirants as possible to maintain a cordial, friendly relationship during the race," Ozigbo revealed. 

In his welcome speech, the host and convener of the meeting, Chief Andy Azike, thanked attendees for coming out and assured them the meeting would be productive.  

" Today we have gathered like the brothers and sisters that we are, to drum support for one of us who has freely given us himself to serve as the next governor of Anambra State," Azike declared.

" I'm particularly interested in the candidacy of Mr Ozigbo, not only because he is from Aguata but because he is the most qualified aspirant I know that is coming out of Aguata and the South zone in general.

" We (Anambra South) have a very rare opportunity in our hands this time around, and we cannot sit and watch it slip away from us. 

" Mr Ozigbo is young, exposed, intelligent and above all, a national player. He is already in himself a good product. All we need is a unified mind to work together and ensure he wins the ticket and subsequently become the next governor of Anambra State," Chief Azike concluded.

An Anambra PDP chieftain, Chief Tony Offiah (Akajiugo), spoke in support of Ozigbo's candidacy, saying,  "Power is rotational, and now it has come to the people of the South. We, therefore, have no option but to grab this opportunity with our two hands."

" Mr Ozigbo is that best foot we must put forward if we must bring the victory home. I believe in his candidacy, and it is a good thing we are all here to drum support for him," Chief Offiah added. 

Hon Tim Egboka, a former member of House of Assembly and a voice of authority in Aguata PDP forum also took time to reassure Ndị Aguata that Mr Valentine Ozigbo is the only one deserving of their votes.

" We cannot say this enough. It is our turn this time around to provide a credible and excellent candidate to fly our party's flag at the polls, and we must unanimously speak with one voice in the interest of the party and our dear state at large," the former lawmaker said.

" Whether by virtue of competence or by zoning, Mr Ozigbo is a candidate to beat in this election. We are proud of his achievements and very confident in his ability to represent us well".

Other notable person present at the stakeholders meeting include;

Hon Eucharia Azodo, the first female speaker in Nigeria and a two-time member of the Federal House of Reps, Dr Robert Umeozuru, Mr Ugochukwu Anakor, the Aguata co-ordinator for VCO Campaign Organisation.

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