By Anayo Ezugwu
VALENTINE Ozigbo, governorship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the 2021 governorship election in Anambra State has said that the state needs a breath of fresh air to move forward. He said his ambition is to restore past glory and transform the state into a knowledge-driven economy.
In an exclusive interview with Realnews, Ozigbo said he is part of the youth vanguard that is strategically positioning to represent the change desperately needed in the state. According to him, Anambra State has had a succession of change agents starting from Chris Ngige right down to the indomitable Peter Obi.
“We need a visionary, competent, and connected leader to complete the good works they have started. And not just to complete the tasks, we need Anambra State to hasten the process of changing the Black man’s narrative in the world, by being a model state for other states in Nigeria and being the pivot for regional development in the South East. I promise to be that person that will lead Anambra to achieve these and more.
“Now, to directly answer your question on how I intend to emerge as the next governor. By the grace of God, I have set this noble purpose, I have crafted a high-powered vision around this big dream. I have been careful to ensure that this great vision resonates strongly with my people. I have developed strategies and a game plan to realize this purpose.
“I have also surrounded myself with competent people who buy into the grand vision. I have put only God first before the people I wish to serve. I have provided competent leadership for the people to organize around. I believe magic will happen. It is inevitable. You see, God has blessed me with the right dose of emotional intelligence, humility, and temperament to manage the sensitivities of leaders and people of Anambra State.
“I love my people. God made us unique. They know quality when they see one. They know a good listener when they see one. They know when they have made a mistake and what they need to do to correct it. They know that I mean well and that I have the capacity they are looking for. They see all other factors that are collaborating in my favour and it does appear to me as though they see me as someone whose time has come and whose service is most needed.
“This is why we are already the leading aspirant on the platform of PDP. I am grateful that God has shown us mercy and grace so far. All we need to do next is deepen our grassroots engagement, and design the best-ever blueprint that will bring the transformation we need and endear us to Ndi Anambra. When the campaigns begin, we will present the blueprint to Ndi Anambra. For now, we are actively engaging the grassroots so that all we do will reflect the will of the actual power holders, the people,” he said.
– Jul. 6, 2020 @ 11:49 GMT |