“Politics is local and politicians who aspire to get the support of the people must come home to them.”

With barely a few months to governorship election in Anambra State, aspirants in several political parties are already perfecting their strategies to clinch their party ticket and become the candidate in the contest. In this report, leading contender for the governorship election, Paul Orajiaka recounts his tour across the 21 local government areas of the state to feel the pulse of his party members. Excerpt. 

ANAMBRA SOUTH SENATORIAL ZONE

IHIALA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

We started the local government tour from Ihiala which is my very local government. We visited the four zones which make up the local government which includes, Ebonesie, Uli/Amorka, Ihiala and Okija zones.

NNEWI NORTH

We witnessed a beautiful reception as our train made an afternoon stop at Nnewi North Local Government where we met with the wards executives of the entire 10 wards along side the Party’s Local Government executives. Our mission to build for the GREATER GOOD is right on course.

NNEWI SOUTH

We wrapped up the day with an amazing encounter with the entire APC wards executives of the 20 wards and Local Government Party executives of Nnewi South. It’s so heartwarming to see the joy and energy of the party faithfuls of this great local government. Truly, we will need that energy to build for the GREATER GOOD of Anambra.

EKWUSIGO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Today, we met with the Ekwusigo Local Government 12 wards entire executives and local governments executives of APC. The energy and vibrancy was truly infectious and I am happy our engagement brings us so close to the grassroots.

AGUATA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Later this evening we travelled to Aguata in continuation of our party tour of every Local Governments in Anambra. The entire 20 wards executives and Party local governments executives were on hand to receive us and hear our plans for Anambra. It was indeed a good engagement with these party faithfuls.

ORUMBA SOUTH

Today, we travelled to Orumba South to continue our wards tour across Anambra State. We met and discussed with the 18 wards and local governments executives of the APC in Orumba South. We met an amazing group of party faithfuls who are keen on being part of that GREATER GOOD movement.

ORUMBA NORTH

After Orumba South, it was the turn of Orumba North local government to welcome our team. We enjoyed a tremendous reception from these very hospitable party members. The entire 18 wards and local government executives truly showed that spirit, that as a team, our GREATER GOOD mission for Anambra will be a reality.

ANAMBRA CENTRAL

IDEMILI SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

As my team and I set out to visit the entire 21 local government areas of Anambra State, our first stop was at Idemili South Local Government where we engaged a very passionate group of party members from the entire 12 wards. The principal officers of each ward and the Local government executives welcomed us warmly and spoke of their preparedness to see that our party is victorious at the November gubernatorial election.

IDEMILI NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

From Idemili South my team arrived at Idemili North Local Government where we enjoyed an amazing reception. The 12 wards executives and Local Government executives shared useful knowledge on ways to build a formidable party in order to boost the party chances in the state governorship elections coming next year.

ANAOCHA LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

At Anaocha local government, the energy and passion of party members was truly contagious. We spoke of our plans for the state and heard equally all they had to say towards the party achieving victory in November 2021 

DUNUKOFIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

Dunukofia Local Government entire APC 14 wards and Local Government executives, played host to Paul Orajiaka Campaign Team. We briefed them of our plans to build for the greater good of Anambra and why they should give us their support towards emerging the party’s candidate for the Anambra 2021 governorship election.

NJIKOKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

My team and I arrived at Njikoka Local Government to engage her entire APC 18 wards and Local Government executives on our mission toward building for the greater good of Anambra. We heard from them about their expectations and the need for the party to put forward her best candidate to fly the party ticket for the 2021 governorship election. The meeting was very insightful as party members shared their excitement with our visitation.

AKWA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

We visited Awka North Local Government and had an incredible time engaging her 14 APC wards and local government executives. Discussing our plan for the party and getting their expectations from the party’s gubernatorial candidates was a time well spent. 

AWKA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

We successfully wrapped up our tour of Anambra Central senatorial zone with the visit to Awka South Local Government. The entire APC 20 wards and local government executives were on hand to receive our team warmly and engage us on fruitful discussions that will help propel our party chance at the 2021 governorship election. We are truly on that path to build for the GREATER GOOD of Anambra.

ANAMABRA NORTH SENATORIAL ZONE

ONITSHA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

We kicked-off the Anambra North senatorial zone tour with a first stop to Onitsha South Local Government. Our meeting with the APC 17 wards and local government executives showed the resolute spirit of the party faithfuls toward having an APC Government at Awka Government House. 

ONITSHA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

We closed the Anambra North senatorial zone tour for the day at Onitsha North Local Government. Despite the day far gone and getting dark, these faithful party members of the 15 wards and local government executives, stayed back to engage our team and the plans we have for the party towards the election. 

ANAMBRA EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Anambra East Local Government was our next stop for the day as we toured Anambra North senatorial zone. The 15 wards and local government executives of APC welcomed our team warmly and had fruitful deliberations on the best approach towards ensuring that our party gets its act right as we prepare for the forthcoming gubernatorial elections.

ANAMBRA WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

Anambra West Local Government APC 10 wards and local government executives hosted our team and showed that energy expected from very hardworking people who are majorly farmers. We discussed our plans for the agricultural sector in Anambra and they equally cataloged their numerous challenges and carefree of the state government attitude towards their plight.

OYI LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

We arrived at Oyi Local Government to a waiting crowd of party faithfuls and met with the APC entire 15 wards and local government executives. The discussions centered on the great values our team will bring to fore towards restoring Anambra State on that path to greatness.

OGBARU LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

Ogbaru Local Government was a great experience for our team. The energy, vigor and passion of the 16 wards and local government executives reflects what’s to come for our great party as we prepare for the 2021 governorship election.

AYAMELUM LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

Our tour of the Anambra 21 local governments, meeting with the entire APC party organ to the ward level came to a successful conclusion at Ayamelum Local Government. Ayamelum’s warm reception of our team was almost synonymous to saving the best for last. It was indeed a great gathering and we are very grateful to God and our team who braced all the challenges of navigating the state’s difficult road conditions, to meet with our party members at the ward levels.

A DAY WITH PARTY EXECUTIVES 

We hosted the entire Anambra APC State working committee, Local Government Chairmen, Women leaders, Youth Leaders and Chairman of wards chairmen in Awka, Anambra.  The event caps our successful tour of the entire APC local government organs and herald’s what’s to come.