National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said with hard work and unity, the party would win the Nov. 18 governorship election in Anambra.
He stated this on Thursday in Abuja at a reconciliation meeting with the party´s former aspirants for the governorship position.
The chairman urged the former aspirants to support Mr Tony Nwoye, the party’s candidate and the leadership to ensure victory at the election.
Nwoye contested for the APC governorship ticket with 11 other aspirants, comprising 10 males and one female.
He scored 2,146 votes to defeat Andy Uba, his closest rival, who got 931 votes at the primary election conducted on Aug. 27 in Awka.
“There is an incumbent governor in Anambra; we have all been through the most exciting period of campaigning for the primaries, which is over now.
“And, by divine mercy, we have a candidate, but a tree does not make a forest.
“We are in politics and we recognise that each and every one of those who aspired to the office of the governor of Anambra, has a constituency,” Odigie-Oyegun said.
He added that each of the aspirants had something significant to contribute if the party must win the Anambra governorship seat.
While expressing optimism that the meeting with the aspirants would ensure a stronger fighting force, the chairman said that the party was very serious about winning the election.
He maintained that Anambra was very significant to the party as the gateway to the South-East.
“It is important that we do everything we can, fair and square, to bring Anambra into the fold of the progressives for a lot of reasons.
“Until we manage to bring few states into the mainstream of progressives’ politics, we may not see the end of this continued cry of marginalisation.
“It is important that we work and work very hard to win Anambra, being a critical state in the South-East,” Odigie-Oyegun said.