The Anambra State Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Hon. Barr. Tony Ifeanya, has expressed confidence that the ruling party in the state will not only win the November 6 governorship election but will also retain power for another 16 years.
Ifeanya said APGA had a firm grip of the entire state and that the achievements of Governor Willie Obiano were enough to fetch the party victory in the forthcoming governorship election.
The state secretary, who spoke with our correspondent at the party secretariat Awka, maintained that it would be pretty difficult for any other political party to dethrone APGA as the party’s structures across the state were insurmountable.
Ifeanya said, “The truth of the matter is that APGA has a firm grip of the entire state especially now that the governor has done very well. His achievements alone are enough for us to win this election.
“The governor has given Anambra state many legacy projects especially the international cargo passenger airport at Umueri nearing completion.”
According to him, the economic implications of the airport cannot be overemphasized because the facility has opened up the entire Omambala region especially in the areas of job creation, building of houses, hotels, eateries and the like, noting that attention would be shifted to Anambra state when the airport commences operation in no distant time.
Again, Ifeanya mentioned the international conference centre at Agu-Awka, a project he said posterity would eternally be grateful for because it was being built with state of the art facilities and modern day architecture.
He equally recalled that the governor had commissioned Awka township stadium for sporting activities, not to mention the flyover bridges in Awka together with the longest bridge built by Governor Willie Obiano since the creation of Anambra state.
He said the governor’s Community-Choose-Your-Project Scheme had enabled development to trickle down to the hinterlands; that all the 181 communities in Anambra state were beneficiaries of the governor’s 20 million naira rural development grant.
Ifeanya said the governor had disbursed the first and second phases of the 20 million naira community development grant and that the third phase was currently being awaited, adding that no community in Anambra would feign ignorance of government presence.
The APGA scribe also noted that Governor Willie Obiano’s agricultural revolution had increased rice production and also guaranteed food security in the state. He said it was no longer news that Anambra exported bitter leaf, yam as well as other agricultural products.
He equally emphasized that the governor had not defaulted in the payments of salaries and pensions to workers and retirees since he came on board, stressing that it was Governor Obiano who corrected the erroneous impression that pensioners were dead woods