The Peoples Democratic Party governors have begged the Anambra electorate to vote for and ensure the victory of PDP governorship candidate Valentine Ozigbo in the November 6 election.
On Tuesday, the party governors and other chieftains made the call at the grand finale of the governorship campaign rally held at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka.
Addressing the crowd of party faithful and supporters at the event, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta said PDP remained the best party for Nigeria.
Through the recent national convention, Mr Okowa said the party had demonstrated that it was ready to get back to power and reposition Nigeria.
He specifically appealed to women and the youths to vote for PDP on Saturday, saying that victory in Anambra is a precursor to the party’s success in future elections.
Mr Okowa further appealed to those who had any grouse with the party to put it behind them and work for Ozigbo’s victory at the poll.
Also, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo described the election as a choice for the best of all the candidates in the race.
Mr Makinde urged the people to unite against bad leadership and those who had told them lies just to have access to power and mismanage their commonwealth.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council, said, “Anambra deserves to connect to the table of national discourse and should no longer wallow in political parochialism.”
Mr Ikpeazu said public infrastructure in the South-East had collapsed and that businesses and businessmen were suffering because of a lack of critical infrastructures such as roads and ports.
He urged the Anambra electorate to overcome their fear and vote for the PDP candidate, assuring them that their votes would count and nobody would manipulate the results.
In a speech, Mr Ozigbo said his emergence would bring a breath of fresh air to Anambra. He said he had seen the “pains and angst of the people as a result of bad governance” in the past years.
“I will take Anambra from where Mr Peter Obi left it and take it higher by developing all sectors. Deliver us as the next government and we will deliver the state back to you,” Mr Ozigbo said.
Other people who spoke at the rally were former Governor Obi, Deputy Governor Philip Shuaibu of Edo, Uche Ekwunife, and Ben Obi.