Many people in Awka, the Anambra State capital, have reportedly vowed to vote for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 16 governorship election.
Speaking at the rally, which moved from Eke Awka Market to the new stadium under construction, Chief Emma Nweke, said the election of November 16 was a payback time for the APGA government under Governor Peter Obi, for his dedication to the development of Anambra State, adding that APGA should be supported by all Igbo for providing them with an identity.
The APGA candidate, Dr. Willie Obiano, said at the rally that his primary aim of joining politics was to contribute to the development of Anambra State and the advancement of mankind. He commended Obi for the development of the state and pledged to face the task of governance with even greater dedication by continuing where Obi stopped.
Obi, in his speech, challenged the Awka people to show them one project that Senator Chris Ngige, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), did in Awka while listing the projects of his government to include the dualisation of Zik's Avenue, the reconstruction of Court road, Agu-Awka by-pass, Arthur Eze, Achalla, and Majuo, among other roads.
He also said his government built the Secretariat, ASUBEB building, Amaku Teaching Hospital, which he said Ngige only relocated to his town of Alor, even as he recalled the Iyiagu flood Channel closed by past governments, which he re-opened.
The National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, said every Anambra person should be proud of APGA for restoring the dignity of Anambra State. "Before the APGA Government of Obi, Anambra was a pariah state, but today, things have changed. The APGA government has made Anambra State an exemplary State in Nigeria.