Anambra Governorship Election: Valentine Ozigbo Vows to Replicate Peter Obi’s Successes

Anambra Governorship Election: Valentine Ozigbo Vows to Replicate Peter Obi’s Successes

  • The administration of former Anambra governor, Peter Obi remains a reference point for good governance in Nigeria
  • PDP governorship candidate in the forthcoming Anambra election, Valentine Ozigbo, says he will replicate the successes of the former governor
  • Ozigbo also vowed to prioritise youth empowerment and development in the state if elected as the next governor

Awka - Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo, has said he is in the race to make Anambra better again, like when Peter Obi presided over the state.

Ozigbo made the declaration on Tuesday, November 2 at the party's grand rally at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, attended by a reporter ahead of the poll on Saturday, November 6.

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Valentine Ozigbo
51-year old Valentine Ozigbo is a new kid on the block in Anambra politics making waves. Photo credit: Valentine Ozigbo
Source: Facebook

He said the current government of Willie Obiano in Anambra has taken the state backward since Obi, a former vice presidential candidate of the left power.

His words:

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“We are here because we are angry, we are here because Anambra people are groaning, we are here because all is not well with our state, we are here because indeed, we deserve better condition
“I am here to commit to you that by God's grace when I become the next Governor of Anambra in a few days' time, Anambra will see a new light.
“When you vote for me, be sure that sustainable development has arrived. I want to take Anambra back to where Peter Obi left it, and move it to a new level where we can always be proud of and celebrated.

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“I am committed to delivering whatever it takes to make Anambra better again whether in infrastructural development or technology
“Myself and my running mate, Dame Azuka Enemo, are here to commit to you, deliver us on November 6 and we will deliver Anambra to you to God's glory.
“It's going to be indeed power to the people and by the people, because we are not here to lord ourselves over you, we are here to humble ourselves knowing that we don't know it all and together we are stronger, better, and bigger.”

Meanwhile, a video posted on Ozigbo's official Facebook page captured the moment the governorship candidate came into the arena during the rally.

Supporters of the PDP were thrown into a frenzy mood as the candidate and other PDP chieftains entered the venue of the rally.

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Anambra state governorship election must hold, says IGP Baba had earlier reported that at the rally, Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, called on the people of Anambra to close ranks and take back the state in line with the PDP "rescue mission" for the country.

Okowa, who is deputy chairman of the PDP national campaign council for the Anambra governorship election, gave the charge on Tuesday, November 2 at the party's grand rally at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka.

He said that the gubernatorial poll was special for the youths of Anambra and urged them to come out in their numbers to vote for Ozigbo. live updates on the Anambra PDP rally had provided live updates on the rally as it was held in the Anambra state capital, Awka on Tuesday, November 2.

Dignitaries at the event include Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, his Oyo state counterpart, Seyi Makinde, and Edo state deputy governor, Phillip Shaiubu.

Others include PDP Board of Trustee member, Senator Ben Obi, director-general of the Ozigbo campaign team, Senator Uche Ekwunife and House of Representatives members, Honourable Obinna Chidoka among others.


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