By; SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, received the Anambra State gubernatorial candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tony Nwoye at the Presidential Villa, Abuja
As a demonstration of his support for the APC candidate, Buhari assured that he would make out time to personally grace the final campaign rally scheduled for November..
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has scheduled November 18,2017 for the governorship polls in which 37 candidates are prepared to slug it out.
Speaking to State House Correspondents after presenting Nwoye to the President, tBauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, who is heading the APC campaign for Anambra election said:
“I am the chairman of the national campaign Council of the APC for the Anambra governorship election that will be taking place on 18th of November this year.
“We have had our primaries and we have settled all the appeals, we have done reconciliations. It is therefore time to present to the father of the nation, the President of Nigeria, the candidate of the APC in Anambra state, Tony Nwoye.
“The President received us very well and has promised us that he will personally grace the grand finale of the campaign in Anambra state”.
Also speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting with Buhari, Nwoye alleged that funds meant for the local government areas were being siphoned by the current governor,Willie Obiano who is also seeking re-election on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
According to the Anambra APC candidate, if he clinched power,one of his core mandate would be to ensure a transparent leadership.
“I am not God but based on the parameters and the indices of the Anambra political terrain and based in the campaigns that we have done so far, I am confident that by God’s grace, because God gives power, we are going to win”.
Asked what new initiative his administration would bring to the state if he clinches power from Obiano, he said,If elected, Anambra people should expect a transparent government that would bring all the people to an enviable height.
“We will alleviate poverty. Our local government funds are being siphoned every month since this current administration took over. Many key areas like agriculture and others are paid lip services. I will give them special attention if elected. We are going to take governance to the grassroot people,”he said.
On threats by IPOB to boycott the elections, he explained,”we are not afraid of the threat. Our youths are unemployed, people are wailing and crying. These are the symptoms of what you are seeing now. Our people are seeing reasons why there should be elections. Some of them who may have been brain washed, we are engaging them to see reasons why they should allow people to elect people whom they want to lead them.