Anambra poll: Arinze urges stakeholders to focus on issues, personalities


*Hails Nwoye over achievements in his constituency

A former commissioner in Anambra State, Mr Ken Arinze, has tasked political stakeholders in Anambra State to focus on the issues and personalities in the governorship election, saying there are no Yoruba or Hausa persons involved contrary to the campaign by some politicians.

Pointing out what he said were the meritorious accomplishments of Dr. Tony Nwoye, the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate as a lawmaker, Arinze said the fact that Nwoye achieved much as a member of the APC was not lost on his constituents in Anambra West/East Federal Constituency.

Arinze, formerly of the Peoples Democratic Party, now a chieftain of the APC, particularly lambasted the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and some other rival political parties for mounting a campaign of calumny in trying to distract the electorate from the core issues facing the citizenry.

In a statement, yesterday, Arinze, who is also the Director Protocol in the Nwoye Campaign Organisation said: “They are saying that Tony is a good man but in a wrong party. Our problem is not that of a wrong party but that of a wrong person in power.

“Tony as a member of the APC has brought many projects to his constituents and the people have not complained that he brought good projects to them on the platform of the APC.

“My take is that if he could achieve much as a member of the APC, there is nothing wrong accomplishing for the whole state on the platform of the same party.”

“Tony is a medical doctor and when someone is critically sick you do not care the tribe or tongue of the doctor, what you care about is that you want to be well. Anambra is critically sick and Dr. Nwoye is the man that the people are now clamouring for to save our state from the malaise that the Willie Obiano administration has forced on our state.

“Ndi Anambra cannot be beclouded by the campaign of calumny being played by political opponents. The degradation of our state in the WAEC and NECO rankings under the Obiano administration, the dilapidation of our roads, the enthronement of government of propaganda among other ills are issues that are manifest, they cannot be covered by the campaign of tribe. Dr. Nwoye is an Anambarian and has his unique Anambarian approach to the problems bequeathed on our state by the Obiano administration.”



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