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Enugu: Akpugo stakeholders, communities' leaders reject APC, adopt PDP guber candidate for 2023

By AnchorNews   | 20 Nov, 2022 06:19:42am | 506

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Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the stakeholders and communities’ leaders making up Akpugo clan have declared support for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, saying he has been adopted as their sole candidate.

The communities’ leaders and political stakeholders who converged on the residence of the PDP Campaign Spokesman, Barr. Nana Ogbodo in Akpugo town over the weekend in a well-attended reception organised by them to assure Mbah of their unflinching support, said they have rejected the All Progressives Congress, APC, and other political parties because of the impeccable qualities and capacity of the PDP governorship standard bearer to deliver on their mandate.

Addressing the large gathering at the event, Barr. Ogbodo, who is also the Chairman, Akpugo Stakeholders Forum, a body that cut across different political parties, professional bodies and pressure group, said the 12 autonomous communities in Apkugo clan, with five political wards, had no alternative to the PDP, adding that opposition parties had never worked for them even when some of their members ran for elections on their platforms.

He appreciated Mbah for running an inclusive policy through the appointments made by the party in its campaign council which ceded key prominent positions to the Akpugo people.

“You have shown us that you value Akpugo through your appointments in the campaign council.

“You are the only governorship candidate Akpugo people know. We want to assure you we are with you. We will campaign for you and ensure your victory,” he added.

Lending his voice, the former Military Governor of Imo State, Navy Commodore James Aneke (rtd), while expressing confidence that the election will be a walkover for Mbah through their unalloyed support, said the people were eagerly looking forward to the development and infrastructure his administration will deliver to the state.

In their separate speeches, the Managing Director, Enugu State Investment Development Authority, Dr Sam Ogbu-Nwobodo, the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, and the Local Government PDP Chairman, Hon. Uwabunkeonye Nnamoko, said they could vouch for Mbah’s competence and capacity to deliver the much anticipated good governance when he wins.