Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Former Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Peter Umeadi, says he retired from active public service to active politics to contribute his quota to grassroots and national development.
Umeadi stated this at the APGA party office Nri ward 2 Anaocha local government area during a brief ceremony marking his formal entry into the All Progressives Grand Alliance fold.
Addressing party members on why he decided to join politics and pitch tent with the APGA, the former Chief Judge stated that there was need to identify with the locals in whatever they did because they played very significant role in the political process.
He said, “When you have stopped active engagements, it is dangerous to go and sleep because if you sleep, your brain sleeps. So the best thing for me to do is to join a political party. I have looked through the garmout of political parties and on my own part, I have thought it wise to join the All Progressives Grand Alliance.”
Umeadi explained that his membership of APGA would enable him to identify with all the aspirations and expectations of Ndigbo stressing that the only viable solution to Nigeria’s political quagmire was that an Igbo person should be allowed to be president for eight years. He noted that Ndigbo had sacrificed a lot for the survival and unity of Nigeria.
The legal icon maintained, “Nigeria has to accept that an Igbo man should be president of Nigeria for eight years. They should support that mandate and allow it to come to fruition.”
He said he obtained APGA membership card in his ward to assist the government of Anambra state run by Chief Willie Obiano in building a better and virile Anambra state.
Umeadi who noted that Governor Obiano had done his first term and equally commenced his second term in office, said among other numerous achievements of his administration, Governor Obiano has considered the social factor of governance as shown in the regular payment of salaries and incentives to workers describing APGA as the only political party with true Igbo agenda and identity.