BY SUNNY A. DAVID
Political parties have been urged not to involve Ohaneze Ndigbo and Anambra State Association of Town Unions, ASATU, in their internal affairs.
The Vice President Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene gave this warning in Awka over the increasing desperation among some politicians in the State.
Our correspondent reports that Chief Okeke-Ogene who is also the Chairman, Board of Trustee of ASATU, said while the Ohaneze Ndigbo, ASATU, traditional rulers and other stakeholders work closely to encourage stable and progressive political system and enabling political space, they are not in anywhere involved in partisan activities.
He explained that Ohaneze Ndigbo and ASATU remain strong sociocultural structures that promote collective welfare of the people, irrespective of political and religious leanings and cautioned those who are making false claims of endorsement of candidates and trying to create imaginary factions in the organizations to retrace their steps or face consequences of their actions.
The Ohaneze Ndigbo Vice President commended political parties for upholding the zoning arrangement, by choosing their candidates from Anambra South Senatorial zone and lauded Governor Willie Obiano for maintaining open door policy as well as carrying everybody along in sustaining equity and fairness in governance.
Also speaking, a former President General, Nnobi Town Union, Dr. Mike Omenugha, urged politicians to uphold sense of maturity and responsibility in pursuing their aspirations and avoid acts that could threaten peace and stability in the State.
Dr. Omenugha pointed out that the Anambra Electorate is only interested in a candidate who would consolidate on achievements already on ground and elevate the State to a higher pedestal, noting that Governor Obiano’s Think Home Philosophy has attracted influx of investments in various sectors of the State economy including, massive investments in rice production and other key crops that have accelerated the state’s quest for food sufficiency, expansion of export capacity and creation of employment opportunities while on-going mass housing programmes are tackling the State accommodation needs.