The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has begun a serious move to retake the Anambra government house after the 2021 governorship election in the state, with the former governor and vice presidential candidate of the party in 2019, Mr. Peter Obi promising to fund the state executive with N4 million every month and another flat donation of N100000 to the 326 political wards with immediate effect.
Obi, who broke the cheering news during the South-East zonal meeting of the party in Awka, warned the governorship aspirants of PDP for the 2021 election that the only way to win the election was by meeting the people and not by bribing the party stakeholders who are not delegates during party primary.
Amidst cheers from PDP members, Obi said: “We want to have a candidate that will win the election and work for the people of Anambra State. The election is not won on Facebook; go to the electorate who vote during the election. “You will only be wasting your money if you keep going to PDP stakeholders who are not voters in Anambra State. If you bribe your way through and get the ticket only to lose the election, we would have all failed.
“We, therefore, have to organize ourselves and move into the field. The state chairman should organize a tour of all the 326 wards immediately to market the party at the grass-root.
“It is a general belief that Anambra is a PDP state, but if we do not win the governorship, then we have lost out. We have been saying this for many years, but the potential is nothing until it is realized. And we must realize it this time around.
“I want to inform all the governorship aspirants that the opponent you have is Willie Obiano. From this January, you should release your manifestoes so that people will know that you are serious.
“We don’t want aspirants who are always attending funeral ceremonies and parties. Elections are conducted at the polling units and not on the internet. Go to the villages to look for the real voters. You should stop competing among yourselves. Your main opponent is in the government house. You should start going to all the communities immediately and promising them what you will do if you are elected.
“Let me remind you that campaign is not by displaying your posters with Peter Obi. The old women who vote are in the villages and they do not read your posters on the internet.
“Many of you have been neglecting the genuine members of the party and concentrating on a few people; this is wrong. We are supposed to have at least 500 members in every ward, but you concentrate only on about five people in a ward. Those people you are neglecting may work against us when the time comes.