The race for Anambra governorship election in South-east Nigeria has begun as aspirants in Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress, APC have started picking the party’s Expression of Interest and Nomination forms.
The APC National Auditor, Mr. George Moghalu who obtained his form from the party’s National Secretariat said he would bring a change to governance in the state.
“I will add credibility to governance, I am going to change the template, the narrative will be different within the first one year. On the issue of education, the issue of concrete infrastructural development, in the area of road infrastructure, power infrastructure, we are going to look at transport and the health situation in our state and with strong emphasis on agriculture because I believe that our economy has to be diversified to accommodate the expanding inflow into the job market. We must change the education curriculum so that we deemphasize the emphasis on certificate because one of the biggest challenges we have today is that most of our graduates are unemployable” Moghalu said.
Also, a former Governor of the state and sitting senator, Andy Uba who got the form listed out reasons why he thinks he will win.
“One, I have been a governor in Anambra State before, two I have been senator two times, I have my structure in place, I have all the people that are working for me so I don’t see why I cannot win the election. Those that are running have not had anything done, they’ve not done election, they are not prepared at all to win. We have a sitting governor so we need someone with capacity to be able to remove the governor and I know that I have the capacity” Senator Uba said.
And another aspirant who is from the private Sector, Mr. Barth Nwibe picked the form also. He said he desires to provide quality and excellent leadership and make Anambra state an economic hub.
He further explained why he thinks he will emerge the candidate of APC for the election.
“I believe I am very close to our delegates, members of our party, I am a grassroot person, I spend most of my time helping them, I have close affinity with them. When our party was not very fashionable in Anambra State, I was there for them. I helped build and fund the party from my personal resources and I believe they do appreciate goodness, this is payback time. I am not worried about former governors or veteran politicians who have just joined our party. I believe everything will end at the field.”
The current governor in Anambra state, Mr. Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, has indicated interest to run for a second term of four years in office in the forthcoming election which is to hold on November 18 this year.