Anambra Guber Poll: Ekwueme Dumps Obiano, Supports Obaze
A former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, on Wednesday endorsed the candidacy of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, in the November 18 poll in the state.
News of the endorsement of Obiano by Ekwueme against the PDP candidate, Mr Oseloka Obaze, who is also running for the election with his (Ekwueme’s) daughter has been making waves, suggesting that he may have dumped his party and daughter.
Before this new development, Ekwueme was a known supporter of Governor Willie Obiano.
But on Wednesday, he said time had come to unseat Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and enthrone a PDP government in the state.
He said, “Anambra State is a PDP state from inception. We shall now continue with the PDP. Time has come for us to take away power from APGA.”
He gave assurance that the APGA’s tenure in the state would officially come to an end in November 18 as PDP which had brought its members together were ready to ensure victory for the party.
In his speech, a former governor of the state, Mr. Peter Obi, described Obiano’s performance as ‘provocatively abysmal.’
He said that was the reason he was championing his (Obiano’s) ouster.
In his speech, Obaze hailed Ekwueme for his roles in the enthronement of democracy in the country in 1999.
He assured the people of simultaneous development of the state.
He said his priority would be on education, adding that 26 percent of the state budget would be dedicated to education, while promising scholarship from nursery to Junior secondary school three if voted to power.