For National Auditor of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr George Moghalu, has emphasized that he All Progressives Congress (APC) must reach at settling for a consensus candidate if it must win the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state
Moghalu, who is currently the managing Director of Nigeria Inland Water Ways (NIWA) stated this, moments after he returned his nomination form for the party’s primary election at the APC national secretariat in Abuja, said 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
He 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.
“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 the last election. So, what happened? Is it demons that voted for us? The same Anambra people are there,” he said