By Anayo Ezugwu
AS Anambra State prepares for the 2021 governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo, aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has promised to unify the party and the people of Anambra if elected. He said PDP has undergone positive changes in recent times.
In an exclusive interview with Realnews, Ozigbo said Anambra PDP has become a lot more democratic than ever before. According to him, it is presently difficult for one individual alone to determine the party’s flag bearer come 2021.
“My party has undergone positive changes in recent times. These are developments that you may not be aware of. The first is Anambra PDP has become a lot more democratic than ever before, and you actually may not find one individual alone that can make the party’s flag bearer.
“And that’s the beauty of democracy. Democracy is not a system where there’s one godfather deciding who wins an election. Rather, it is where you have several key stakeholders, who along with the masses decide who governs them. Of course, in the PDP, we have several leaders, who have laboured for the party for decades, leaders whose voices are important and deserve to be respected.
“Before I joined the race for governor, I first consulted with my only godfather, who is the Almighty God. Then I consulted with these leaders, and I am now riding on their overwhelming acceptance of my interest. As I have stated earlier, I am perceived to have the right intention and personality to unite PDP family and Ndi Anambra, not just to win the election, but to come together to pull our strengths for better governance of the state.
“Undoubtedly, Anambra needs a breath of fresh air, and that’s one of the things I represent. It means I have not been part of the problem, and those whose only claim to fame is career politics cannot extricate themselves from the issues we currently face.
“That said, I am not new to politics. I am deeply rooted in the PDP and have made positive contributions to the party where I could in the past years. My role as a former chief executive of officer, CEO, of Transcorp Hotels placed me in a unique position to understand politics in ways that hardly some elected officials do. For these reasons, I am not just the best of one world, but two,” he said.
– Jul. 6, 2020 @ 11:45 GMT |