POWERSHIFT: hundreds of APGA members decamp to PDP

• As Orumba North and South declares support for Valentine Ozigbo

Momentum for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship flag-bearer in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo, as hundreds of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) members in Orumba North and Orumba South Local Government Areas decamp to the PDP.

The event was held at the Ajalli Welfare Union Women’s Hall in Orumba North Local Government Area on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

The former APGA members, led by Hon Romanus Obi, a former lawmaker who represented Orumba North in the Anambra State House of Assembly, expressed dissatisfaction with the Governor Obiano-led administration.

While welcoming the new PDP members, Mr Ozigbo congratulated them for opting for “progress over retrogression”, assuring them that he would partner with them to deliver a working Anambra to the citizens of the southeastern state.

“I welcome you to the Peoples Democratic Party on behalf of the members of the National Working Committee (NWC), the South-East Zonal Working Committee, the Anambra State Working Committee led by Hon Ndubuisi Nwobu, the PDP in Orumba North and Orumba South, my running mate, Mrs Azuka Enemo, other party members here, and the entire PDP family,” Ozigbo said.

“I am delighted that we are marking this symbolic occasion which heralds our coming victory at the November election. I welcome all of you to the party of liberation, the party of freedom, the party of real progress, the party of democracy, and the party that will restore the glory of Anambra and Igboland.

“If you love Anambra, you will be angry at the condition of our state today. Just seeing our debt profile is enough to wonder what will happen if these insincere and ineffectual leaders continue in office.

“Unemployment, hunger, neglect, poor infrastructure and health services are now rampant. It makes me wonder if this is the same Anambra of Nnamdi Azikiwe, Alex Ekwueme, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, and Peter Obi when Anambra had one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

“I want to assure you that our government will take care of you, fulfil your yearnings for transformational leadership, and make you proud. We have the best of everything – ideas, intentions, resources – to ensure Anambra blossoms again.

“We will unleash the power of the private sector to transform our economy to the brightest in Africa. We will go beyond basic infrastructure and ensure that Anambra competes with the rest of the world,” Ozigbo added to the applause of the large crowd.

In his address, Hon Obi said he was delighted to join a family of greatness. According to him, APGA has failed Ndi Anambra, and the time has come for power to return to the people.

“I thank our incoming governor, Valentine Ozigbo, and his running mate, Mrs Azuka Enemo. I feel at home because my time in government was spent in the midst of most of the people here,” Hon. Obi stated.

“We worked with His Excellency Peter Obi and gave Anambra reasons to be proud of their state. So, I am glad to be teaming up with them again as we install Ozigbo as governor and entrench quality leadership in our dear state.

“Present-day APGA has messed everything up. I represented Orumba North and South. We began several constituency projects in our time, but sadly, the government of the day has abandoned those projects despite several requests to the state government.

“We paid close attention when all the parties were holding their primary election. Several candidates approached us, but we did our due diligence and opted for a sincere candidate who has a solid plan for the future of Anambra State.

“I watched the PDP primary live on Facebook, and it was transparent. APGA did not hold any primary as they continued with the impunity that has become synonymous with the party.

“That’s why I decided to withdraw myself from backwardness and embrace progress. So be rest assured that Orumba North and Orumba South is fully activated for PDP and our flag-bearer, Valentine Ozigbo.

“Ozigbo is not one of those who depend on politics for his daily bread. He has established himself in the corporate world. He is young, has a zeal to work, and he has many years of service ahead of him.

“I am convinced that he will make us proud and liberate Anambra from the hands of selfish people,” Obi concluded.

PDP leaders and party faithful, in hundreds, were present to welcome the new members, namely Chief Okey Ezibe, a prominent leader of the party; Chief Emma Ebene, the Vice Chairman of the PDP in Anambra South; Mr Okoli Akilika, the Secretary of the PDP in Anambra State; Chief Okey Enekwe, a former Local Government Chairman in Orumba North; Barrister Uchenna Obiora, the Chairman of the PDP in Orumba North among others.

Mrs Azuka Enemo, the Anambra PDP deputy governorship candidate who is a two-time Commissioner for Local Government Affairs; Mr Obinna Ufudo, the Director of Finance for the Anambra PDP Governorship Campaign Council; Mr Robert Umeozulu and several others accompanied Mr Ozigbo to the event.

PURPORTED DEFECTION OF PARTY OFFICERS, PDP REACTS

• Says Anaocha LGA chapter of the party is stronger, united and fully committed

supports Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, Governorship Candidate of PDP and his running mate Mrs Azuka Enemo

The leadership of PDP Anaocha LGA led by Chief Jude Onyeanwuna (PDP LGA Chairman) together with Hon Francis Okoye the Chairman of the PDP VCO 2021 Governorship Campaign today 20th August 2021 at a meeting held at Umueze Hall Neni affirmed their total support and loyalty for the Candidate of the PDP Mr. Valentine Chineto Ozigbo and Mrs Azuka Enemuo the Deputy Governorship Candidate.. The meeting had in attendance numerous stakeholders of PDP from Anaocha LGA who spoke glowingly about the candidate of the party and the need for the LGA to vote enblock for Val Ozigbo in the November 6th 2021 Governorship election.

The stakeholders also commended the Candidate Mr. Val Ozigbo who found our own Distinguished Senator Iyom Uche Ekwunife very worthy and valuable to lead his campaign. The stakeholders enjoined all PDP party faithfuls across the state to ensure that PDP comes our victorious in the forth coming election as a show of support for our two leaders from Anaocha LGA, the Vice Presidential Candidate of PDP in the 2019 Presidential election Mr. Peter Obi and our serving Senator, Dr Mrs Uche Ekwunife.

The meeting of PDP Anaocha LGA under the Chairmanship of Okeifufe Jude Onyeanwuna disassociates itself and the party leadership including the PDP ward chairmen of Anaocha from the misinformation and charade displayed by some disgruntled elements from Anaocha LGA in an attempt to ridicule PDP Anaocha LGA by falsely putting out a contrived fake news to the public.

Notable stakeholders in attendance are Hon Ebele Ejiofor representing Anaocha 1 Constituency, Hon Sylvester Okeke fmr House member, Barr Ugochukwu Adilieje Sec VCO Campaign Council, Engr Ejike Mgbemena PDP state party treasurer, Hon Joe Dimobi, Chief Emma Ezenwude, Hon Ifeanyi Orji, Hon Joe Ezeatu, Hon Chuka Okpoko, Ogonna Chukwumaz Kevin Tabansi, Stanley Nwoguji, Hon Emma Oguagu, Mr Cyril Udoh, Mr Ferdinand Obi, Mr Ethelbert Ijenwa, Joseph Muonagor, Grace Olisakwe, Hon Ifeoma Obi Okpala, Festus Ikejiaku, Hon Sylvester Okpala, Hon Simeon Ezenne, Mr Calistus Ugwumba, Mr Adol Nweke, Comr. Ekpeha Frank. O and so many others.

Signed

Chief Jude Onyeanwuna

Hon Francis Okoye

Barr Ugochukwu Adilije

The Next Decade is Brighter than we Imagine – Val. Ozigbo Congratulates Ndi Anambra @30

Valentine Ozigbo, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag-bearer in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, has congratulated the people of Anambra State on the state’s 30th anniversary, assuring of his readiness to lead Anambra state into her next decade. 

With its capital in Awka, Anambra is one of the nine states created on August 27, 1991, by the administration of former military President Ibrahim Babangida. The state was carved out of the old Anambra State, which included what is now Enugu State. 

In a statement issued from his Udoka Housing Estate Campaign Office, Awka, on Friday, August 27, 2021, Ozigbo expressed gratitude to the Almighty God for “his many mercies to our dear state”. The respected business mogul also expressed optimism about the future of the state. 

Ozigbo, a grassroots favourite in the race for the governorship, applauded Anambra’s past leaders for their contribution to developing the southeastern state. He stressed the urgent need for purposeful, visionary, and competent leadership in the state. 

According to Ozigbo, he is running for the governorship of the state because he believes in the god-given capacities and potentials of Anambra to rule the world. He also declared that he believes that he has “the right combination of competency, capacity, and character to lead the state into a bright new future”. 

“My vision for Anambra is clear, that our light will shine, and in shining, we shine brighter than any one of us can imagine,” Ozigbo, the multiple-award-winning global CEO, said quoting a famous poet. 

“In the past thirty years, we have recorded remarkable events in the history of our dear state. We have had setbacks and great wins too. In all, we have recorded progress as individuals and as a people. 

“Everywhere you look – in business, academia, sports, entertainment, technology, philanthropy, healthcare, governance – Anambra has produced exceptional leaders who have made an indelible impact on humanity. I congratulate all of us, Ndi Anambra, for our resilience and our achievements. 

“Thirty years ago, when our state was created, I was just a youngster in my 2nd year in Accountancy at the University of Nigeria. My story is one of grace, where a lowly villager, who left a village secondary school to meet the best and brightest in one of Nigeria’s most prestigious universities, yet emerged the best graduating student in the department and faculty, and I believe that that grace will speak for Anambra this time. 

“I desire that we all realise our full potential and that the possibilities that are before us as a people come to life. These are the reasons I am running for the governorship of our state. 

“We need to restore our glory. We need to build a new Anambra that we all will be proud of – a state that will win the admiration of its peers. We know we have it in us. We can do better. And, we can be better.

“I want to give life to the dreams of our youth for a better tomorrow. I want those dreams to become a reality today if only we have a leader with the mindset of excellence, who understands the problems of the youth, who feels their heartbeat, and who has the will to do what it takes to bring about the positive transformation that will benefit all. 

“I believe that I am that leader. So I offer myself to serve Ndi Anambra as your governor. I will do what I promise. I will make you proud if you vote for me in November,” he asked. 

Ozigbo ended his message on a note of optimism after he decried the sorry state of the governance in Anambra and sought to inspire the people to more outstanding achievements. 

“The decay in the infrastructure and governance of our state is of concern to me as it is to millions of Ndi Anambra. These developments need to be arrested, and November 6 is the opportunity to take our collective destiny into our hands,” Ozigbo said. 

“I urge Ndi Anambra, wherever we may be, to join hands with me and my running mate, Mrs Azuka Enemo, a woman of great wisdom and grace, to rescue our state from this embarrassing decline.

“I am super confident that the next decade for Anambra will be glorious, and I am ready to march Anambra into that next decade,” Ozigbo declared. 

Valentine Ozigbo is the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, one of Africa’s biggest, most diversified conglomerates with investments in oil and gas, hospitality, power, agri-business, and energy. 

He resigned from Transcorp Plc in March 2020 to dedicate the next chapter of his life to public service. He Ka Anambra Chawapu message spurred one of the most significant political movements in South-East Nigeria. His rise in politics is one of the most inspirational stories in Nigeria’s recent political history.

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NDI ANAMBRA KWADONU VALENTINE OZIGBO

KA ANAMBRA CHAWAPU OZIGBO

Valentine Ozigbo is Coming

Oga EME HA VOOM n ANYA

We taking Anambra Back

 Verse..

Valetine Ozigbo National

Prudent International

Management he’s Original

Ife obuna ometulu aka Chawaputalu

Fresh ideas yakpata

Creative and strategic gbalu kasa

His Young

He’s excellence

Human resources excellent

Ka ANAMBRA CHAWAPU

Excellent

Economic system

Excellent

Creative and Entrepreneurial

Ka Anambra Chawapu

Is original

Chorus…

Onye ka iga atunyere aka

Valetine Ozigbo

Ozigbo

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Ozigbo

Ka nchekwa Obodo Di MMA

Valetine Ozigbo

Ozigbo

Ka Ulo akwukwo Di MMA

Valetine Ozigbo

Ozigbo

Okpro Uzo Nile o

Valentine Ozigbo ga eme ya Ochawapu

Ulo ogwu Nile o

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Ulo akwukwo Nile ooh

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Ugwo onwa anyi Nile o

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Bridge

Ka anyi nyenu ya nkwado oo

Ka ihe nile Chawapu Ozigbo

Ka anyi nyenu ya nkwado

Ka anyi nyenu ya nkwado OOH

Ka anyi nyenu ya nkwado

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Fresh ideas yakpata

Creative and strategic gbalu kasa

His Young

He’s excellence

Human resources excellent

Ka ANAMBRA CHAWAPU

Excellent

Economic system

Excellent

Creative and Entrepreneurial

Ka Anambra Chawapu

Is original

2nd Chorus

Onye ka iga atunyere aka

Valetine Ozigbo

Ozigbo

Ka Ulo Ogwu Di MMA

Valetine Ozigbo

Ozigbo

Ka Ugwo Olu Anyi Di MMA

Valetine Ozigbo

Ozigbo

Maka Ndi Olu Igbo na ndi Afia

Valetine Ozigbo

Ozigbo

Okpro Uzo Nile o

Valentine Ozigbo ga eme ya Ochawapu

Ulo ogwu Nile o

Valentine Ozigbo ga eme ya Ochawapu

Ulo akwukwo Nile ooh

Valentine Ozigbo ga eme ya Ochawapu

Ugwo onwa anyi Nile o

Valentine Ozigbo ga eme ya Ochawapu

Outro

Yeah Yoh

Aziza Uko

I see ya

Greetings

VCO State PDP Media Team

I see y’all

Excellency Excellency

 VCO Youth Media Team

Greetings

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 ANAMBRA NEEDS VALENTINE OZIGBO

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 Executive Producer

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VALENTINE OZIGBO MEETS PAST PGs, RESTATES COMMITMENT TO DEVELOPMENT OF ANAMBRA

Valentine Ozigbo, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag-bearer in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, on Thursday, August 26, 2021, met with the Association of Past President-Generals in Anambra State (APPAS) to strategise ahead of the November poll.

The meeting, held at Sea Gate Hotel, Awka, also presented Mr Ozigbo with an avenue to appreciate the former community leaders’ unwavering support for his candidacy.

Recall that in December 2020, APPAS was one of the first groups to formally endorse Mr Ozigbo’s candidacy for governor months before his victorious outing at the June 26 PDP primary election.

In his address to the large gathering, Ozigbo, who was accompanied by his running mate, Mrs Azuka Enemo, thanked the former President-Generals for their commitment to the Ka Anambra Chawapu project, promising to live up to their lofty expectations.

“I am here to express my gratitude to APPAS for being early believers in our grand vision for Anambra State and following through with invaluable support,” Ozigbo remarked.

“This association forms the core of the leaders and decision-makers at the grassroots in Anambra State and, therefore, has a crucial role to play in the upcoming election.

“This election is critical because the future of Anambra depends on the choices we make in November. These choices will shape the policies of the future and determine the reality our children will contend with.

“For now, we must take advantage of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise and ensure our people in our various wards are adequately armed with their voter’s card.

“We need to break the cycle of unproductive leadership in Anambra and install a government that will revolutionise governance and usher in the Anambra of our dreams,” Ozigbo added.

In her address, Mrs Enemo said Ozigbo represents a generation of leaders that will ensure that Anambra reaches its full potentials.

“The truth is that Anambra has tragically depreciated from what it used to be when we were in office,” Mrs Enemo, a two-time Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, stated.

“Fortunately, we have Mr Valentine Ozigbo, a good man with an exceptional drive to restore Anambra’s glory.

“His experience in relevant fields, especially heading one of Nigeria’s strongest organisations, Transcorp Plc, separates him as one of Nigeria’s best brains and a blessing to Anambra.

“He has the brains, character, and connections to change the story of Ndi Anambra, and I’m proud to partner with him to ensure that we get it right this time,” Enemo said.

In his remarks, the National President of APPAS, Mazi Omife I Omife, thanked Mr Ozigbo and Mrs Enemo for taking out time to meet with the group.

According to Mazi Omife, there is work to be done to ensure that Ozigbo emerges victorious in the guber poll, assuring them of their conviction in his candidacy and their resolve to partner with him to make Anambra regain its lost glory.

Several directors and leaders of the Anambra PDP Governorship Campaign Council accompanied Ozigbo to the meeting including, Mr Obinna Ufudo, the Director of Finance; Chief Ejike Oguebego, the Director for Inter-party and Inter-party Affairs; agribusiness tycoon, Ichie Sunday Ezeobiora; Mr Robert Umeozulu and several others.