ANAMBRA State Governor Peter Obi has told the duo of his predecessors in office, Dr. Chris Ngige and Dr. Andy Obi, that they would be thoroughly embarrassed in the April general elections.
Ngige and Uba are contesting for senatorial seats from different zones of the state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.
But, Obi of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) said yesterday that his party would floor most politicians masquerading as “old soldiers” in the state, adding that the party is presenting “first class candidates that will give the state quality representation at the National and state Assemblies”.
Obi spoke at the flag off of the Anambra South zonal campaign of the party at the Ekwulobia Township Stadium.
He said the state would no longer allow people who view elective positions as status symbol to represent it.
He lamented that most of the representatives elected in the past failed to make any appreciable impact and attracted noting to the state.
The governor, however, extolled the former member representing Ihiala Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and APGA senatorial candidate for Anambra South, Chief Chuma Nzeribe, for his remarkable achievements during his tenure.
He charged APGA faithful to intensify campaign throughout the state to deliver all their candidates at all levels.
Replying, Nzeribe said if elected, he would work to complement the landmark achievements recorded of Obi, as well as strive to redress the present imbalance in the geo-political zones of the country to enable the South-East enjoy their rights and entitlements.
The APGA candidate for Ihiala 1 Constituency, Sir Louis Eze, said Obi had given the state a new image and laid the foundation for sustainable development, adding that if elected, he would work hand in hand with the governor in his efforts to build a new state with opportunities for everybody.
Also speaking, the APGA candidate for Aguata II state constituency, Mr. Ikem Uzoezie, said the party was a people-oriented one that had positively touched many lives and assured the people of his constituency of brighter prospects.
Also commenting, APGA candidate for Nnewi North, South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency, Mr. Chris Azubogo, said the governor had built a strong platform and entrench good governance, which they were emulating.