According to the party, the decision was made to honor victims of various attacks in the state.
On November 6, the state will hold a governorship election.
Senator Andy Uba, the governorship candidate, announced the postponement on Saturday in Abuja.
He noted that there had been several attacks by gunmen in Anambra in recent weeks, resulting in property destruction and killings.
This, he said, included the recent murder of Dr. Chike Akunyili, widower of the late Dora Akunyili and ex-Minister of Information and Communications.
“As a mark of respect and honor for all those who have lost their lives, I have decided to cancel the campaign flag-off rally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 in Onitsha, in consultation with the leadership of our party and campaign council.
“You will all agree with me that lives are sacred in our culture and tradition.
“As a result, the safety and preservation of our people’s lives must always take precedence over any political interest, activity, or association.
“I, Sen. Andy Uba, will be the last person to make a sacrifice or play politics with our people’s lives. “I will not allow anyone to do so while I am in charge,” he said.
He went on to say that, like every other well-meaning member of the public, he had watched the recent unfortunate and mindless state of violence and insecurity in Anambra with sadness and grief.
“I have also watched with disdain the obvious breakdown of institutional capacity and the inability of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)-led state government to address security challenges and keep the state from devolving further into anarchy and chaos.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to everyone who has lost loved ones in the ongoing politically motivated killings in Anambra.
“To the people of Ndi Anambra who are fearful for their lives and property as a result of the ongoing mayhem, I bring you a message of hope.
“Hope in God, under whose divine protection we go about our daily activities as Christians; hope in our collective capacity and republican nature to resist all forms of evil,” he said.
Uba, on the other hand, urged residents of the state to go about their normal lawful business, adding that they should be vigilant and take the necessary precautions to protect their lives and property.
He promised that he would put an end to politically motivated killings in the state so that the people of Anambra could go about their lawful business without fear.
Ubah warns voters not to be misled by big words in Soludo’s manifesto.
Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the Anambra governorship election on November 6, has described Prof Chukwuma Soludo’s manifesto as “empty.”
Ubah went on to call the manifesto “linguistic gymnastics,” warning voters not to be misled by “highfalutin jargon and rhetoric.”
Uba stated this in a statement issued on Sunday in Awka. Chuks Ogbonna, his head of media and strategic communications, made the statement, titled ‘Eternal vigilance is the only watchword for freedom,’ available to journalists.
It stated, in part, that “as the November 6th, 2021 election approaches, we must remain vigilant enough to distinguish between those who want to rule and those who want to serve Anambra State.”
According to the Ubah campaign, the document released by Soludo as a manifesto in response to Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s challenge fell short of expectations.
“Reading the 72-page document, it became clear that it was a hastily assembled document by a makeshift media team with only one mandate: bamboozle Ndi Anambra with grammar, fictitious data, and Eldorado promises,” Ubah said.
“Of course, this isn’t the first time Soludo has engaged in linguistic gymnastics ahead of the election.
“In 2010, Soludo published the most linguistic gymnastic eldorado theory titled ‘Africa Dubai Taiwan’- a document that has long been relegated to the dustbin of irrelevance.
In response, an APGA official who requested anonymity stated, “There is nothing (inferiority) complex cannot cause.” Why not simply explain his own (Ubah’s) manifesto to the people to persuade them that it is preferable to throwing stones?”