People’s Democratic Party members, delegates and other stakeholders, have been urged to see the June 26th date for the party primaries in view of the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State, as a date with history.
A leading PDP aspirant in the election, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, who gave the advice in a statement issued on Saturday, February 20, 2021, asserted that the party delegates should view the primaries as the first step towards redirecting Anambra State towards its destined greatness.
The renowned business leader, maintained that June 26 should be regarded as a day that will not only determine the outcome of the Anambra 2021 election, but will also define the socio-economic trajectory of the state, as well as the future of the next generation.
He urged the delegates to learn lessons from the past and focus on selecting a competent candidate who has the right dose of emotional intelligence to unite the party, and can also mobilize men and resources to win the general election.
Ozigbo noted that on June 26, party delegates will take on the onerous task of selecting the party’s flag bearer for Anambra 2021 election, calling on them to do some soul searching in order to appreciate the weight and importance of the responsibility, as they carry out the most important job.
He said: “We, as a political party, should learn from our previous mistakes. We have been out of power for about 16 years now in Anambra. From the political realities on the ground, we are remarkably close to Agu Awka and we should not let this golden opportunity slip off our fingers.
“To seize the day, we need to put our best foot forward. Ndi Anambra are wiser, politically conscious, and ready for a new dawn. This is not to time for decisions driven by retrogressive emotions. Let us show the people our readiness to change their fortunes,” the prominent philanthropist added.
Ozigbo, who is the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, also beseeched the national leadership of the party to work with the party’s structure in the state to ensure that the primaries are free, fair, and in compliance with the constitution of the PDP.
“If recent history is taken into consideration, PDP has held some of the most transparent primaries and Anambra State should not be an exception. I am confident that the leadership at the party at the national and state level will synergize to ensure that the right person is selected to fly the flag,” Ozigbo said.
The People’s Democratic Party recently announced Saturday, June 26, 2021 as the date for primary elections ahead of the November 6 governorship poll in Anambra State.