Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Sunday, boasted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will sweep the polls in Anambra State in the coming 2023 general elections, Naija News reports.
Okowa who is a running mate to PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said the nation’s leading opposition party has won polls in a landslide in the state before and that the coming election will not be an exception.
Recall that Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, hails from Anambra State and the state is currently headed by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) led by Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo.
However, despite the opposition, Okowa said PDP will win over other parties in the state.
Okowa who was represented in Onitsha for the 20th Ofala festival of the traditional ruler of the ancient Kingdom, Obi Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, by the leader of the Presidential campaign council in Anambra State, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo, chairman of United Nigeria Airline told journalists that “PDP is fully prepared for the campaign. Anambra has always been the home of PDP, and you may wish to check it. In the past, we have won landslides in all the presidential elections, and almost all the time, we have won a majority of the national assembly election, and I do not think this will be different.
“The campaign committee is coming up to Anambra, and we will campaign in every corner of Anambra State, starting from every voter, every polling booth, every ward and every local government.
“I have no doubt that at the end of the day, Anambra people will know that we need to be reconnected to Abuja, and the only wire that will give us that connection to the political grid is PDP.”
Speaking on the dominance of APGA in Anambra State, Okonkwo said the party had controlled the state in past times when PDP had won 95 percent of the votes in the state, both in the presidential and national assembly election in Anambra State.
“I think it is going to be the same,” the Delta State governor who described APGA as a friend of PDP.
He added: “Anambra people have always voted for the PDP at all times, and I wonder why you feel this time will be different. We are confident that we will win Anambra at the end of the day.”
He eulogized the traditional ruler of the Onitsha kingdom, Obi Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe for holding a colourful Ofala cultural festival, while also enjoining other monarchs and communities to join in showcasing African culture.