National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has called for unity among members ahead of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra.
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He stated this on Thursday in Abuja at a reconciliation meeting with the party´s former aspirants for the governorship position.
Former aspirants present at the meeting were George Moghalu, Madu Nonso, Bart Nwibe, Patrick Nwike, Chike Obidigbo, Johnbosco Onunkwo, and Uzoh Obinna.
Andy Uba, Paul Chukwuma and Adaobi Uchegbu were absent.
Oyegun urged the former aspirants to support Tony Nwoye, the party’s candidate and the leadership to ensure victory at the election.
“There is an incumbent governor in Anambra; we have all been through most exciting period of campaigning for the primaries, which is over now.
“And, by divine mercy, we have a candidate, but a tree does not make a forest.
“We are in politics and we recognise that each and every one of those who aspired for the office of the governor of Anambra, has a constituency.
“It is important that we do everything we can, fair and square, to bring Anambra into the fold of the progressives for a lot of reasons.
“Until we manage to bring few states into the mainstream of progressives’ politics, we may not see the end of this continued cry of marginalisation.
“It is important that we work and work very hard to win Anambra, being a critical state in the South-East,” Odigie-Oyegun said.