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query_builder December 7, 2018 15:01:30

By John Ndu

Awka, Dec. 7, 2018 (MOI) Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has cautioned candidates for All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to shun campaigns of calumny and character assassination but play politics of love during the campaigns.

Obiano gave the admonition on Dec. 6, during flag-off of APGA National campaigns at Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka.

He re-echoed that transparency had been one of the cardinal tenets of democracy, which had been a guiding principle of APGA.

The governor prayed for landslide victory of APGA candidates, enjoining them to adopt all inclusive representation when elected, in the 2019 Elections.

He urged them to consolidate on his efforts in providing democratic dividends to their states and constituents.

Gov. Obiano re-assured he would not to relent in prompt payment of workers’ salary and provision of other basic needs.

The candidates were also urged to replicate the administrative principles of Gov. Obiano that contributed to the unprecedented landslide victory at the last governorship election in Anambra State.

The Presidential candidate of the party, retired Gen. John Gbor, PhD, promised to ameliorate the economic disaster that the All Peoples Congress (APC) government had inflicted on the people.

 Gbor said: ``APGA will rescue the nation from unemployment, all forms of oppression, hunger, poverty and set the nation on the part of prosperity.

``We will rescue the Nigerian education system. Budget for education will rise. We will help the physically challenged and empower them to be more productive. We will liberate them,’’ he vowed.

Gbor also called on the Nigerian youths and his retired counterparts to rally round and support him more to take the party to envious heights.

On behalf of the candidates, incumbent senator representing Anambra Central, Sen. Victor Umeh noted that the burning desire of the party was to eliminate marginalisation and set the nation free.

Umeh, who would be seeking re-election to the upper chamber, appealed to aggrieved members to `bury the hatchet and toe the line of peace’ so as to deliver the party.

National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Oye, emphasised that the party would strengthen its focus on agriculture, security, human empowerment and other meaningful projects that would bring the nation to limelight.

The flag off attracted all APGA candidates in different political positions with their supporters across the 36 states of Nigeria.

Some of them include the governorship candidate for Imo, Dr Ifeanyi Ararume and governorship candidate for Abia, Mr Alex Otti.

Others are governorship candidates Zamfara, Benue and other candidates for different political positions like the Senate, House of Representatives and the various state Houses of Assembly.

 Presentation of APGA flag to the candidates by the APGA National Chairman formed part of the event. (MOI)