The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election, Dr Tony Nwoye has vowed to win the November 18 polls at all cost.
He further stated that he won’t abandon his political friends who will run his government.
He made his intentions known while addressing the APC major stakeholders from the 21 local government areas of the state during the weekend.
Nwoye said he had already reached out to all his co-contestants for the APC governorship ticket, including his former boss, Senator Andy Uba, the party’s National Auditor, Chief George Muoghalu, Chief Barth Nwibe, Chief Obidigbo, Mr. John Bosco Onunkwo, Mr. Nonso Madu, among others, to appeal to any of them who might not be happy with his emergence to have a change of mind and work for the interest of the party.
Debunking the insinuation from the camp of the opposition that APC is a Yoruba-Hausa-Fulani political party, the former President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) stated that those making the insinuation were simply trying to deceive the gullible minds, stating that after all it is not a Yoruba or Hausa-Fulani person that would become governor of the state when APC wins.
Nwoye stated, “We must win this election at all costs. We must not allow us to be defeated. After we have won let anybody who is aggrieved go to court.
“I want to assure all my co- contestants that there is no victor, no vanquished. If we win, I am not going to abandon politicians, politicians are going to run my administration. They say ‘politics is not a profession’. I don’t agree. APC government in Anambra State will be run by politicians,” Nwoye stated.
Also speaking, Muoghalu appealed to all the aggrieved members of party to sheath their swords in the interest of the party, stating that the party was fragmented.
He warned that the party cannot be victorious if it goes into the election as a fragmented house.
While the Minister for Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige heads the Governorship Campaign Committee as chairman, with the APC National Auditor, Chief George Muoghalu as his deputy, a former Secretary to the Anambra State government (SSG), Prince was appointed the Director- General of the Campaign Organisation.