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PDP group vows to wrest power from APGA

27 May 2013, 07:40

Enugu - The South East zone of the PDP Transformation Movement has vowed that PDP will wrest power from APGA, the ruling party in Anambra, in the coming gubernatorial election in the state.

Its zonal coordinator, Ikechukwu Anazodo, made the declaration in Enugu, while addressing the executive members of the movement from the five states of the zone on Sunday.

He said that the working document for the election was ready, adding that it would be released to the relevant stakeholders in due course.

Anazodo, however, called on the members of the group to work toward the "new Anambra project", while ensuring PDP’s victory in the election proposed for November.

"For far too long, the citizens of Anambra have been taken for granted by successive political leaders. These leaders have converted their selfish and self-serving desires into community aspirations.

"The rights of the Anambra citizens to choose their leaders should no longer be taken for granted. Only persons with good track record and selfless service should be given the mandate to govern the state," he said.

Anazodo said that the movement had also prepared a blueprint to re-shape the political scene of the country, particularly in efforts to tackle the challenges of youth unemployment.

Gabriel Ugwuozor, the Zonal Publicity Secretary of the movement, said that the group, which was operating from the office of the PDP national chairman, had representation in the six geo-political zones as well as the states and local governments.

Ugwuozor said that the movement was mobilising PDP members from the grassroots to join the country’s transformation crusade, as advocated by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Some of the delegates, however, urged the party to stop imposing unpopular candidates on the electorate, saying that was part of the reasons why PDP lost Anambra and Imo to other parties.

They also called for a power-shift arrangement that was based on equity, adding that this was a potent tool to unite PDP members, including those who defected from the party in anger.


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