The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday inaugurated a 25-man campaign committee to ensure victory for its governorship candidate, Chris Ngige, in the Anambra governorship election.
Some of the members of the committee include the publicity secretary of the party, Lai Mohammed, the national women leader, Sharon Ikpeazu and the national organising secretary, Osita Izunaso.
Others are the deputy national youth leader, Uzoma Igbonwa, the South-east vice-chairman of the party, Anyim Nyerere and George Muoghalu.
Inaugurating the committee in Awka, the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, called on the people of the state to make monetary donations towards the campaign project as a covenant, assuring that Ngige would deliver on his mandate.
He noted that the governorship contest was “between Ngige and others in Abuja”.
“I am here for one reason; that Anambra has been in confusion for too long. The people of the state are tired of being controlled from Abuja,” Okorocha said.
The governor described Ngige as a trustworthy individual who would use the resources of the state for its development.
“He has assured me that he will make education free and change the state for good. Within two years, he brought development to the state. Imagine what would have happened if he had remained as governor for eight years,” Okorocha added.
In a remark, Lai Mohammed said that Ngige was a candidate to beat at the elections, describing the donation towards the campaign as worthy of emulation.
“What happened today only happened in the first republic during the time of Action Group where farmers and artisans contributed to the election of candidates. Okorocha has reminded us of our glorious past. What it means is that we are signing a contract with the people,” he said.
On his part, Ngige commended party faithfuls for making donations towards his campaign, saying such had never happened since he joined politics in 1998.
“I have never seen where people came for inauguration and drop money. It is a covenant that you have all made with me of which I will fulfil,” he promised.
He also urged supporters to guard their votes at the polling units during the elections scheduled for November 16.