Following the postponement of the 2015 general elections from February to March, 2015, the Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would continue to canvass for holding of the elections and hand over in May 2015, stressing that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would still face imminent defeat whenever the elections come up.
The presidency and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been fingered in the sponsorship of demonstrations to postpone elections to save themselves from the shame of defeat.
Speaking when his campaign train took him to Isiagu, Nibo and Nise, all in Awka South II (Obizi zone) to canvass for votes earlier Saturday, Senator (Dr.) Ngige disclosed that PDP has all along been afraid to contest the elections as a result of tremendous inroad APC has made at all levels of the elections.
Ngige traced corruption and mismanagement of the economy as the major reasons Nigerians are yearning for change, stressing that APC would provide the much-needed platform for change to a better society.
He pointed out that the APC is presently in the majority in the outgoing National Assembly, stressing that in the forthcoming government, APC would still be in the majority even with the expected victory of General Muhammadu Buhari (retired) as the incoming President of Nigeria and he would still become a raking Senator.
According to him, the rot in the Federal government would form part of the cleansing the APC government would tackle adding that he would be part of it and not be deterred to speak up, same way he challenged agents of under-development when he was the governor of Anambra State.
Ngige restated that he left about N12.8 billion for his successor, Chief Peter Obi in Anambra State, adding that the government used part of the money he left behind to execute some of the laudable projects it handled.
Earlier, Senator (Dr.) Ngige paid a courtesy call on the traditional ruler of Isiagu, Igwe Augustine Nwankwo, Igwe Agu/Ezedioranma II, and his cabinet as well as the President-General of Isiagu Town Union, Hon. Willie Okoli.
Welcoming Ngige at the Isiagu rally, Hon. Okoli reminded the people that Ngige attracted four transformers to the community, awarded scholarship slots to many students in addition to commencing the 2015 scholarship scheme, adding that the incumbent Senator pledged to attract many federal government presence to the community, and urged the people to return him to power in order to do what he has promised.
Also speaking, a chieftain of APC, Hon, Ogudo said Ngige has a track record as having been in the Senate and once served as the governor of the State, unlike his rivals, who are yet to become a senator, and called on the people to vote wisely in the coming elections..
Highlight of the campaign rallies was the presentation of the party’s House of Representatives candidate for Awka North and Awka South federal constituency, Hon, Emeka Nwogbo and the House of Assembly candidate for Awka South II (Obizi), Mr. Frank Onyi Ndibe.