By Ononye VC
In conclusion of the Labour Party campaign tour in the Awka North LGA of Anambra State, the party’s candidate for the Anambra Central senatorial election, Victor Umeh OFR (Ohamadike Ndigbo), today led the Labour Party OBIdient campaign team to Mgbakwu, Awka North LGA, where they interacted with the electorate and enlightened them on vital issues about the forthcoming general elections and where and how to cast their votes.
In his speech, Umeh emphasised the need to support Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, pointing out that the country was in dire need of proactive and visionary leaders. He stressed that the LP had fielded eminently qualified and competent candidates for the presidential and National and State Assembly elections; thus, the OBIdient movement had overwhelmed the entire country.
Senator Umeh stressed that people in the North, South-West and South-South were agitating for the emergence of Peter Obi as president of Nigeria and showing massive support for the LP, and that the people of the South-East (ndị Igbo) should come together in solidarity with Peter Obi under the LP and vote massively to ensure all LP candidates win convincingly in the February 25 and March 11 elections.
He assured them that when reelected into the Senate, he would together with other LP members of the National Assembly support the visions of Mr Peter Obi as president and ensure the effective representation of ndị Igbo and Anambra Central in particular.
On their part, the people of Mgbakwu rolled out the drums as they extolled Senator Umeh’s outstanding personality, sterling performance in the 17 months he was in the Senate and for his numerous projects and programmes in Anambra Central, from which Mgbakwu/Awka North benefited.
While they prayed for victory for Mr Peter Obi in the presidential election and Victor Umeh in the Anambra Central senatorial election, as well as for Prof. Lilian Oby Orogbu in the Awka North and South federal constituency election, and Hon. Ferdinand Onwuje in the Awka North constituency Election, they declared that any vote cast for any other party aside the LP would be a wasted vote. They therefore vowed to ensure that no vote was lost in Mgbakwu and Awka North in general.
Prof. Lilian Oby Orogbu and Hon. Ferdinand Onwuje also joined their voices in sensitising the people and soliciting votes for the OBIdients.