AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka
The road to the Anambra State Government House has become more arduous for the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) with the entering of the Mega Progressives Peoples Party (MPPP) which has vowed to wrestle power from the party come the November 18, 2017 governorship election in the state into the political arena.
The MPPP heat is also said to be causing worries in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Independent Democrats (ID) among other political camps even as there had emerged indications that the PDP might dissolve into the MPPP if its intra-power struggle ends in favour of one of the party’s alleged unpopular chairmanship candidates.
It was gathered that the MPPP believed to be a conglomerate of political big wigs both at the national and state levels had constituted itself into a formidable force and had perfected plans to boot APGA out of the Anambra State Government House come the November 18 election.
In an interview, an MPPP Executive and the chairman of the party for Nnewi North Local Government Area, Mr. Daniel Nwachukwu expressed the hope that MPPP would emerge victorious in the governorship election stressing that MPPP has prepared its house well in readiness for the election.
“MPPP emerged to remedy the situation in Nigeria where politicians have become liars and unable to meet the aspirations of the people. We are prepared and ready for the governorship election in Anambra. We believe that power is not given, it is struggled for. We will boot APGA out of Anambra State Government House come November 18, 2017”, Nwachukwu said.
Nwachukwu, however, faulted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the ongoing voter registration exercise lamenting that many people would be left unregistered if the exercise continues to be done at the local government headquarters.
The MPPP Nnewi North Chairman, urged INEC to mobilize its men to carry down the voter registration exercise to the wards to enable eligible adults of voting age register. He called on governor Willie Obiano to provide assistance to the INEC to enable the electoral body do the voter registration exercise at the ward levels in the state.