The Governorship candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Willie Maduabuchi Obiano has promised to declare free education in all the public primary and secondary schools in Anambra State if elected Governor come November 16 this year.
This he said this Wednesday at the ?rally of all rallies? held at the All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha  where  several groups endorsed the APGA candidate.
Diverse groups including; the members of the State House of Assembly, a group of former aspirants of the APGA, who lost to Obiano at the primary election, all student union bodies in Anambra State, Association of Presidents General of the 177 communities in Anambra State, the traditional rulers, Arewa Community in Anambra, Actors Guild of Nigeria led by the Special Assistant to Governor Obi on Creative media, Mr Bob Emmanuel Udokwu, Onitsha Traders Association and the National Association of Tricycle Operators of Nigeria, Anambra Chapter,
Others who threw their weight behind the candidate are; Onitsha Bridgehead Traders Association, Truck Drivers Association, Onitsha, Drug Dealers Association, various trades unions, youths groups, market associations and others who closed their shops to show solidarity to the APGA candidate.
Addressing citizens of the state, Obiano told them that he has mapped out a 10-point agenda which he will use to develop the state, while also promising that he will ensure the continuation of other projects started by Peter Obi as government is a continuity.
Obiano said: ?It is time for us to take our destiny in our hands and ensure that we elect the right person. I thank all the various groups that have endorsed me, and I want to invite all of you to come out boldly and do this battle with us. People cannot come from elsewhere to begin to dictate to us who should be our leaders. We have special packages for all sectors and groups in the state and we urge you to continue to support us.?
Speaking earlier, the governor, Mr Peter Obi urged the people to come out en masse and reject imposition of candidates on them by mercenaries from the west. He stated boldly that in the last four years, there have been no bank robberies in the state, the security of the state has also improved.
Obi wondered why the APC candidate, Senator Ngige, who superintended Anambra at a time when the state witnessed the destruction of several government properties which he has been diligently rebuilding, claims that he is coming back to improve the security of the state.
?Ngige was the man who invented kidnapping in Anambra, he was also the first person to be kidnapped in Anambra State, so one wonders when he says that he is coming to the state to ensure the security of the people. You can see that there is no truth in that.?
The National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh who introduced Obiano said: ?Igbos have agreed on what we will do, and that includes choosing our own leaders by ourselves. Igbos must stand out and speak with one voice, let us not allow people to come from wherever to choose leaders for us. APGA is the party for the Igbos, just as APC is the party of the Yorubas.?
Chief Chuekwuemeka Odumegwu Jnr, son of the late leader of the party, who represented his father called on the people not to despair. He called on the people to support governor Obi?s effort to enthrone Obiano who has been thoroughly scrutinized by the party.
?We believe that after his tenure, Obiano will reciprocate our support by choosing a good leader for us. My father; Ikemba Nnewi chose Peter Obi, and he has not disappointed us, and now Obi wants to give us a man who will carry on with his vision and we must support him.?
The event was graced by all former aspirants of the party who contested against Obiano, Senator Chris Anyanwu from Owerri Central Senatorial Zone and all members of the House of Assembly from APGA led by the Speaker, Hon Chinwe Nwaebili, the BOT chairman of the party, Dr Tim Menakaya among others.

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