By Afam Ilounoh
Those who went beyond the call of duty in their contributions to the Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah Campaign for the Anambra state gubernatorial election are about to reap hefty rewards. This is even as Ubah has reiterated that he and the Labour Party will shun the ?Supplementary Election? of?November 30.
The Head, Media and Publicity of the Dr. Ubah Campaign Organisation said in a press statement of?Friday 29th ?November?that a Naira and Car rain will soon fall on those who were outstanding during the campaign. He said that Dr. Ubah, the Labour Party (LP) flag-bearer in the Anambra election, has finalized plans to richly reward the people who were exceptional in their duties during the campaign, and that even volunteers will not be left out. Also now that the campaign is over, the cars, buses, Jeeps and trucks branded with the campaign posters and slogans are to polled together for de-branding so they could be freely used.
According to the statement, Dr. Ubah said the reward scheme is relevant if we are serious about entrenching the idea that hard work and the use of initiative must be encouraged both in the private and the public sectors. With this, Ubah said he will be showing a great example that others may do well to follow. To this end, he has set up a Special Evaluation Committee to determine how people carried out their duties, managed the campaign resources in their care, worked seamlessly with others, and to identify those who excelled in their duties or were creative in meeting unforeseen challenges. ?Ubah asked members of the Committee to take the work most seriously as those identified as star materials will have their names and contacts stored as they may be needed for future assignments. ?He also promised to readily give referrals to such people to meet various needs.
He also said the outstanding students among the volunteers may be considered by the Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah Foundation for academic scholarships.
While thanking the leaders of his campaign organization for a job well done, Ubah asked the Committee not to over-look even the least person who worked in the campaign effort but to contact all that can be contacted and evaluate their contributions and resource management. He asked the committee to do an all-things-considered job so that no person deserving of an award would be over-looked.
To prove that he took the reward issue seriously, Ubah has given a Prado Jeep to the photographer who covered most of his campaigns.
The committee promised to do a wholesome job but begged for time so as to be able to contact and receive inputs from heads and members of the various sections as some people came from overseas and outside the state. Ubah seized that opportunity to thank all members of his campaign team ? the Directors, the workers, the volunteers and those who came in from several African countries, especially Congo DR, the United States of America, the 30 former members of the Super Eagles national football team Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, Ndubuisi Kano, Peter Rufai, Austin Eguavon, Samson Siasia, Taribo West, Kunle Adepoju, and others too numerous to name here who spent over a week campaigning with him and played exhibition matches to inspire young Anambra sports enthusiasts. Ubah then asked all his supporters to remain interested in politics because ?to make Anambra great is a task that must be done. We must maintain a united front for in unity lies our strength. The enemies of Anambra may think this election is the end of our efforts. We must prove to them that this is just the beginning?.
He has also gone round the various wards in Nnewi North to thank those who strove for the remarkable victory he garnered there and gave various gifts to the people in gratitude for their support. He will later embark on a state wide tour too to thank sundry supporters.
Ubah has already said he will not take part in Saturday?s ?Supplementary Election? as it is unknown to the National Constitution? and that INEC should cancel the?November 16?election and organize a fresh one.