Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Ogidi, Achebe’s town, adopts Umeh for Senate, marks ‘APGA Day’

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 26/03/2015

Views: 3,523

As count-down to the March 28 Presidential/National Assembly election nears zero, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for Anambra Central Senatorial District, Chief Victor Umeh, is gathering more supporters as people of Ogidi community, in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State holistically adopted him as their candidate. 

The event which was tagged ‘APGA Day’, took place at St Philip’s Primary School, was mapped out by the community to appreciate the APGA administration for the numerous projects sited in their community and appointments bestowed on its citizens. Highlights of the occasion included dancing, masquerade displays, as well as a huge feast, as the entire community trooped out to thank APGA for such gestures.

 In his speech, the President-General of Ogidi Union, Dr Eric Obiakor, explained why the community decided to not only adopt Umeh, as its sole candidate for the Senatorial election, but all other APGA candidates and APGA itself as a political party, because no other party has done what APGA did for them.

He said: “Beginning with Governor Peter Obi, the government of APGA has constructed so many roads in the community, repaired schools, rehabilitated Iyienu Mission Hospital, while their sons and daughters are in government holding responsible positions. He reeled out names of those who have benefited from APGA government as follows: Dr. Lawrence Ikeako, who was Commissioner for Health and later Chief Medical Director of Odumegwu-Ojukwu Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka; Amaechi Akunne,  Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing and Environment; Bob-Manuel Udokwu, Senior Special Assistant on Creative Media and Clement Chukwuka, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Anambra State Small Business Agency.

According to Obiakor, Obiano flagged off two roads simultaneously, “if he is encouraged with large votes for APGA, he will do more.”

Co-ordinator of the occasion, Chief Sam Obi Anyamutaku, while expressing gratitude to the state governor for the various roads he is constructing for the community within his one year in office, said the day was APGA Day in Ogidi.

“Today we hand Ogidi over to APGA as official party of our community.

We have collapsed all other parties into APGA for the sake of the coming election. We have resolved to vote for APGA and we must not betray APGA because of the many road works it has in this community.”

Anyamutaku further promised to give N1million to Ogidi men and women respectively if APGA wins all the seats in the community.

In his response, Umeh, who spoke on behalf of other candidates, thanked Ogidi community for their appreciation of what the government has been doing for them.

 “Today has been a special day in Ogidi as the people organised APGA Day. The high point is that all the leaders of the community are present. Ogidi has not been my traditional base but, based on the work of the government, they today threw their weight behind APGA and based on this, APGA will sweep the polls. In this election it will be a resounding victory for APGA. What I will do for them when I get into the Senate is that I will strengthen the bond of friendship.

“Today, Obiano and Ogidi people are joined in a covenant to work together,” Umeh said.

•File photo shows Victor Umeh fielding questins from newsmen.

Source News Express

Posted 26/03/2015 3:06:56 PM





You may also like...
Plane Crash: Senior rescue diver dies in active...

ANALYSIS World's leaders may regret laughing at Trump...

Canada running out of marijuana two days after...

Nigerian music superstar causes stir at British awards...

400,000 Nigerian children at risk of death: UNICEF...

Thick dust haze to prevail today in the...

Anambra poll: APGA chieftain warns IPOB

CBN expands Anchor Borrowers’ Programme •Targets additional 2m...

LASTMA apprehends 10 military vehicles for breaking BRT...

Okowa calls for community sensitisation on power distribution,...

569,395 candidates score over 200 marks in 2017...

Second Term Bid: Obiano won’t get APGA ticket...


Latest News Cultists on rampage in Lagos Drama as Atiku’s witness weeps at election tribunal African spymasters storm Abuja, establish database to track terrorist fighters across continent Ruga: Abia Govt. scrutinises land sales above 5 hectares UNIJOS unveils world’s first anti-snake vaccine 7 suspected cultists face robbery, assault charge Don’t obey Northern Elders’ order to quit South, Buhari tells Fulani herdsmen Police restrict protests to only one location in Abuja Why we are giving appointments in batches — Okowa •Swears-in 8 Special Advisers Ekiti expends N3.9bn on pensions Fish out Funke Olakunrin’s killers without delay — Classmates Kidnapping, robbery: Police arrests 53 suspects in Abia


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (508,714 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (431,158 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (372,979 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (316,475 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (282,056 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (246,986 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (238,867 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (222,637 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (220,915 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (208,456 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (188,148 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (186,784 views)


NLNG Job Vacancy

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (96) Business & Economy (4,354) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,070) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (211) Entertainment (635) Features (778) Global Business Monitor (395) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,719) Interview (192) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (163) Maggie's Blog (338) News (48,745) Opinion (1,290) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,164) Religion (1,050) Sports (2,098) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera