Apprenticeship Scheme: PDP Media Watchdog declares Support for Dr. Obiora Okonkwo…invites other state governors to emulate him.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), media watchdog, one of the leading media groups in the PDP has declared its support for the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Candidate in the November 6, 2021 Governorship Election, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo.
The media group made the declaration in Abuja on Monday, August 30, 2021, after its general meeting to deliberate on the Anambra election and issues affecting the country.
PDP media watchdog is one of the leading voices in the party, that has contributed immensely to the successes of PDP at both national and state levels.
The group’s declaration was as a result of the recent launch of Dr. Okonkwo’s Graduates/Apprenticeship scheme, to alleviate the suffering masses in Anambra state.
According to the group’s National Cordinator, Mr. Tunde Lawal, the group also deliberated on the numerous court issues affecting the chances of the PDP in Anambra state and considered Dr Okonkwo as the most credible option for the people of the state based on his competence, policies and programmes.
Mr Tunde said that, it is most likely the PDP may not be able to field a Guber candidate in the election and called on all its members nationwide, particularly in Anambra state to support, campaign and vote for Dr Obiora Okonkwo of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
“We are just coming out of our general meeting and our members, after considering the numerous court cases affecting our party and it’s candidate in Anambra state, unanimously adopted Dr. Obiora Okonkwo as our candidate in the next election, especially because his programmes and policies for the people of the state” Mr Tunde said.
Mr. Tunde lamented that, if the PDP had known before the primary election, the party would have nominated Dr Okonkwo as it’s candidate, going by his competence, result oriented and the programmes he has for his people.
“Our party made a terrible mistake in the first place. From our assessment, Dr. Okonkwo would have managed the issues in our party better than the acclaimed candidate of the party, Mr Valentine Ozigbo. Dr. Okonkwo has been providing leadership in the party even before he left PDP to Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), due to injustices and high handedness of Mr. Peter Obi”.
Mr Tunde said that Mr. Obi’s “godfather” role in the affairs of the PDP in the state is not good for the party and for the people of Anambra state.
He concluded by saying that, “Dr. Okonkwo is the only candidate among his peers with the requisite resume, relevant experience and with the capacity to govern Anambra state”
He expresses hope on the aspiration of the ZLP Guber Candidate and lay more emphasis on Dr. Okonkwo’s Graduates/Apprenticeship Scheme programme, saying that no Guber candidate in the history of Anambra state had such programme for the people of the state.
“Our people are very happy with the launch of Dr. Okonkwo poverty reduction programmes. This is one of the best programmes we have seen. Even the conditional cash transfer and other schemes of Nigeria’s Federal Government cannot compete with this. We therefore invite all unemployed graduates and apprentices in Anambra state to key into this scheme. We also want to use this opportunity to urge other PDP states in Nigeria to emulate Dr. Okonkwo in their various states by establishing the scheme in their states.