A former National Auditor of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr George Moghalu, has said consensus remains the best option while choosing the party’s candidate for the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State.
Dr Moghalu, who is contesting the party’s ticket for the election, told newsmen on Sunday in Abuja that the APC needed to field a strong candidate with experience and political clout for the poll, stressing that the election will not be a “tea party.”
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Moghalu, however, expressed worry over the insecurity in the South-East and called on critical stakeholders and security agencies to nip the situation in the bud for a free, fair and credible electoral process on November 6.
He urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to remain focussed and committed to its economic drive, fight against corruption and insecurity which were the APC’s three cardinal promises during the campaigns.
“Winning Anambra State governorship election will require the consensus of the political elites across party lines.
“So, for the party to win the election, we have to generate this consensus and we have to do that only with a candidate that is generally acceptable.
“So, that door is not shut. I’m sure that we could still exploit that option.
“The days are quite far. So, I’m sure of the possibility of ourselves coming together to exploit the option of consensus,” he said.
On whether the people of Anambra would vote for the party in view of the current challenges bedevilling the APC-led government at the centre, he said, “Why won’t they support us? And people keep saying APC is not popular in Anambra. In the 2017 election, we came second.
“We beat PDP in that election. So, what happened? Is it demons that voted for us? The same Anambra people are there,” he said.