Erstwhile Minister of Information and Communications, Professor Dora Akunyili, began her campaign for the Anambra Central senatorial seat on Monday and said that she had been inundated with telephone calls by her supporters on when she would officially kick off her campaign in the state so that they could officially defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking at a reception organised for her at Njikoka Local Government Area by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Professor Akunyili said she had told the members of the PDP, who she said were eager to dump the crisis-ridden party, to wait as she would soon tell them when they would also officially join her in APGA.
The former minister explained that she resigned from her position in the Federal Executive Council (FEC) so that she could serve the people of the state better through the Senate.
Akunyili, who began her campaign with a tour of the local government areas in the senatorial zone, told the people of the district that she decided to join the APGA having seen the work of Governor Peter Obi in the state and was desirous to join him in making the state better for the citizenry.
Akunyili, while reacting to a reference to her as “a virgin politician” at Abagana, the headquarters of Njikoka Local Government Area of the state, explained that she had been playing politics at ward, local government, state and federal levels since 1992 and therefore could not be referred to as “a virgin politician.”
“I am not a virgin politician. I have played politics at the ward, local government, state and federal levels since 1992. I admit that I am virgin in APGA. However, any politician who has not joined APGA is still a virgin. They should join the party of the future,” Akunyili stated.
Source: Nigerian Tribune – www.tribune.com.ng