Governorship aspirants spoil for war over alleged imposition


ONITSHA — Governorship aspirants from Anambra North senatorial zone are spoiling for war against the state governor, Mr. Peter Obi, over alleged plot to impose a candidate on the people of the zone.

The governor had at different fora  pronounced that the next governor of the state would come from Anambra North senatorial zone.

Speaking while formally declaring intention to contest for the plum position at Otuocha, one of the aspirants, Chief Basil Iwuoba, said the aspirants had vowed to resist any attempt by the governor to impose a candidate on them.

“Mr. Peter Obi cannot impose any candidate on us. He can only do that in his party, APGA,” Iwuoba said.

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He said the aspirants should be allowed to sell themselves and their manifestoes to the people who had the mandate to choose who should govern them.

He berated past and present governments in the state for failing to allow the people of the state to enjoy full blast democracy by not conducting local government election for the past 13 years.

Iwuoba promised to conduct local government poll within six months after assuming office if elected governor in the scheduled November 16, 2013, governorship election in the state.

On the issue of security in the state, Iwuoba said he would make the youths and entire people of the state to embrace God, to stem the tide of kidnapping, armed robbery and other violent crimes in the state.

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