Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has inaugurated an 87-man campaign committee which would be headed by the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh.
Speaking during the inauguration, Obiano who described the committee as very important, urged the members to be dedicated to the duty for which they have been appointed.
Some members of the committee include his wife, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, the Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke; Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Matters, Chief Chinedu Obidigwe; State Chairman of APGA, Sir Norbert Obi and Mr. Primus Odili who would serve as Secretary.
Obiano stated that members of the committee were carefully selected based on their track records, and as persons whose loyalty to the party was not in doubt, adding that the re-election campaign would rely heavily on their strategies.
Obiano insisted that APGA remains the party to beat in the state based on its outstanding performance over the years. He expressed optimism that APGA would emerge victorious at the election, but warned members of the committee against playing double standards.
Responding on behalf of the committee, Chief Umeh said that APGA has been the reason for the success story of Anambra State, noting that Governor Obiano has consolidated on the achievements of his predecessor and was taking the state to greater heights.
Umeh who is the APGA candidate in the yet to be conducted Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election assured that members of the committee were determined to carryout aggressive grassroots mobilization that would be hinged on disseminating adequate information on the achievements of the Obiano administration.
He therefore called on members of the Committee to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice and loyalty to ensure that they realize their mandate.