Senator Andy Uba was conspicuously absent at a reconciliation meeting of stakeholders of Anambra State chapter of the All Progressive Congress convened by the National Chairman, John Odigie Oyegun.
Oyegun called for unity among members ahead of the November 18 governorship election in the state.
Four aspirants who participated in the party’s governorship primary were present at the meeting. They are George Moghalu, Madu Nonso, Bart Nwibe, Patrick Nwike, Chike Obidigbo, Johnbosco Onunkwo, and Uzoh Obinna.
Andy Uba, Paul Chukwuma and Adaobi Uchegbu were absent.
Oyegun urged the former aspirants to support Tony Nwoye, the party’s candidate and the leadership to ensure victory at the election.
“There is an incumbent governor in Anambra; we have all been through most exciting period of campaigning for the primaries, which is over now.
“And, by divine mercy, we have a candidate, but a tree does not make a forest.
“We are in politics and we recognise that each and every one of those who aspired for the office of the governor of Anambra, has a constituency.
“It is important that we do everything we can, fair and square, to bring Anambra into the fold of the progressives for a lot of reasons.
“Until we manage to bring few states into the mainstream of progressives’ politics, we may not see the end of this continued cry of marginalisation.
“It is important that we work and work very hard to win Anambra, being a critical state in the South-East,” Odigie-Oyegun said.