Awka - A PDP chieftain in Anambra, Chief Ernest Elochukwu, has said that the party has what it takes to win the November 16 governorship poll in the state.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Tuesday, Elochukwu said notwithstanding the late start of its campaigns, the PDP was capable of upstaging the other parties in the contest.
He said Anambra had always been a PDP state, saying that with intensive campaign, the party had the better chance of winning the election than other parties which started their campaigns early.
“Our chances are very bright. I can tell you that we are looking forward to celebrating the victory of the PDP on November 17.”
“There is no gainsaying that the campaign of the PDP is coming late, but then, I think it is divine providence. Some persons who started quite early are burning themselves out.”
“In as much as the day ahead looks short, it will be days of intensive campaign which will leave the message fresh in the minds of the people as they enter into the polls.”
“But we know that all politicians of note in Anambra are all members of the party. That gives us the confidence of victory at the November 16 election,” he said.
He said the problem of the party was the personal ambition of some of the gladiators, but added that it had ended with the emergence of Tony Nwoye as its flag bearer.
“We know that part of the problems that looked intractable was the personal ambitions of the gladiators.”
However, the emergence of Nwoye as the flag bearer was something that could be said to have a positive effect on the party.
“This is simply because all the major people involved had always been part of the contest in the past.”
“Nwoye has actually never really featured so much. His emergence is a case of compromise,” he said.