Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has advised the leadership of the APC and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to devise a way of working together.
Speaking with newsmen, on Thursday, in Abuja, Okechukwu said both Senator Andy Uba and Professor Chukuwuma Soludo, governorship candidates of APC and APGA, respectively should sit down and hold a frank political discussion.
While he was silent on who should step down for the other, the DG, VOA said the leadership of both political parties should pick a candidate on the scale of which of them could better win the election in terms of acceptability, integrity, public service record, capacity and vision for good governance.
He further claimed that such a political alliance would go a long way to promote the aspiration of the southeast for the presidency ahead next general elections.
He said: “With three strategic states of Southeast in APC’s kitty, that is a halfway stroke to Ndigbo’s ambition of achieving Nigeria president of Igbo extraction in 2023. Therefore, I implore you to kindly consider the fruit in APGA joining APC to win the Anambra governorship. Other details will be cordially harmonized.”
Okechukwu further appealed to APGA leaders to give serious thoughts to what he called his pragmatic suggestions of achieving the collective purpose for Ndigbo by teaming up with APC.
“This tunnel vision of rigid partisanship has remained the bane of Southeast politics. Therefore, I am still calling on my friends in APGA to look up and count the stars.
“In 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari restored Governor Obiano’s security details on the APC governorship campaign ground. In 2019, Obiano led APGA to reciprocate the grand political gesture of understanding by Mr President.”