Anambra 2021: Anambra Youths Purchase Nomination Form For APGA’s Umeoji
The gubernatorial aspiration of Chief Chukwuma Umeoji received a boost on Saturday when youths under the aegis of Anambra Progressive Youth Initiative (APYI) donated the sum of N22 million to him to purchase nomination of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) ahead of the Nov. 6 governorship election
APYI presented the Cheque to the top contender for APGA at his Campaign Office saying the gesture was a demonstration of their desire to see him emerge as the next governor of Anambra after Chief Willie Obiano in March 2021.
Mr Anthony Nchekwube, National President of APYI said the money included N2 million for expression of interest and N20 million for nomination forms adding that the group would accompany Umeoji enmass to APGA National Headquarters, Abuja to purchase the forms.
Nchekwube described the aspirant as a good breed who had no hiding place given that he was humble, god fearing, courageous, gentle and a core party man who had impacted the lives of people at the grassroots greatly.
He promised that the group would mobilise the people of the state to enable him emerge victorious at the party and state level while urging APGA to conduct a free, credible and acceptable primary election.
“Today, the youth forum is supporting the aspiration of Chief Chukwuma Umeoji with a sum of N22 million which was mobilised by our members for the purchase of expression of interest and nomination forms to contest for the governorship of Anambra state on the platform of APGA.
“Recall that we have earlier called on him to accept the call by Anambra youths to become the next governor to succeed Governor Willie Obiano by next year.
“We therefore call on every youth of Anambra to join us in this progressives movement and also call on the leadership of APGA to give all her aspirants a level playing ground to contest for the flag of the party,” he said.
Also speaking, Chief Chika Ibeneme National Secretary of APYI said they were encouraged by tremendous feedback they have received since they started to champion the Umeoji mandate course.
Ibeneme said they were convinced that he was the man Anambra and APGA was yearning for because of his track record as a people oriented politician.
In his response, Umeoji thanked the group for their support and promised not to let them down.
Umeoji who was represented by Mr Gregory Anigbogu said the gesture had convinced him of the abundant love the people had for him and emboldened him to make himself available for service to the state.
Umeoji was a former chairman of Aguata Local Government Area and is the lawmaker currently representing Aguata Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.