The Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, who represents Abia South Senatorial District has said that there was never a time Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, gave the order for elections not to hold in Anambra State.
Senator Abaribe made this known on Thursday, October 28th, 2021, when he addressed a town hall meeting with the leadership and students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka.
The town hall meeting was organised by Valentine Ozigbo, the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2021 Anambra gubernatorial election, which was held at the ASUU NAU Building, to present his manifesto to the university community.
Abaribe said: “Who gave the order that there will be no election? IPOB has never said that there will be no election in Anambra. It is the handwork of 5th columnists.”
Abaribe described Valentine Ozigbo as a “gentleman with impeccable character.”
“When I decide to support anyone seeking public office, I am more interested in the character of the person. If you cannot stand up for your people, you don’t deserve to be a leader.
“Anambra deserves a Governor that will not always go to Abuja, plate-in-hand. We want a governor that will stay in Anambra and work for his people.
“It is rare for me to endorse a candidate publicly, but in Val, I have seen someone who is sincere, qualified and eager to work for the people. Hold me responsible in the unlikely event that he does not fulfil his promises.
“Anambra roads are a nightmare, and we all suffering from it. Every citizen wants quality roads, electricity, education, and healthcare. In my interaction with Ndi Anambra, an average Anambra person needs a Governor with impeccable character, and that man is Valentine Ozigbo.
“So go out and tell your people that a great change is coming in Anambra State, and it is coming from Val and the PDP.”