~ Says, Anambra has always been home of PDP
The chairman of United Nigeria Airline, Prof Obiora Okonkwo has said that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP will win in Anambra State, in the 2023 election.
Despite the dominance of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, which also has a presidential candidate, and the Labour Party, LP, whose candidate, Mr Peter Obi is also from the state, Okonkwo said PDP will take the state.
The businessman turned politician was in Onitsha, where he represented Senator Ifeanyi Okowa who is running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in Onitsha for the 20th Ofala festival of the traditional ruler of the ancient Kingdom, Obi Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe.
Okonkwo, a former governorship candidate was recently named the leader of the Presidential campaign council in Anambra State.
Okonkwo who spoke to journalists while representing Okowa said: “PDP is fully prepared for the campaign. Anambra has always been the home of PDP, and you may wish to check it. In the past, we have won landslide in all the presidential elections, and almost all the time, we have won majority of the national assembly election, and I do not think this will be different.
“The campaign committee is coming up to Anambra, and we will campaign in every corner of Anambra State, starting from every voter, every polling booth, every ward and every local government.
“I have no doubt that at the end of the day, Anambra people will know that we need to be reconnected to Abuja, and the only wire that will give us that connection to the political grid is PDP.”
Speaking on the dominance of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA in Anambra State, Okonkwo described APGA as a friend of PDP.
“APGA had controlled the state in past times when PDP had won 95 percent of the votes in the state, both in the presidential and national assembly election in Anambra State. I think it is going to be the same.
“Anambra people have always voted for the PDP at all times, and I wonder why you feel this time will be different. We are confident that we will win Anambra at the end of the day.”
He eulogized the traditional ruler of Onitsha kingdom, Obi Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe for holding a colourful Ofala cultural festival, while also enjoining other monarchs and communities to join in showcasing African culture.