THE Anambra Consensus Project, ACP, a nongovernmental organization with the objective of ensuring that good governance is enthroned in the state, has set up an eleven member committee to screen all the aspirants who presented their programmes during an interaction with the organization. The committee is headed by the president of ACP, Dr. Emeka Eze, with other members drawn from the three senatorial zones of the state.
Eze said during the inauguration of the committee in Awka that they would analyze the performance of the aspirants who appeared at a forum organized by the organization and come up with a recommendation that would become handy during the November 18 governorship poll. He said: “The aim is to ensure transparency, decency and honesty in Anambra politics. In this exercise, we are looking at the individual’s qualities because Anambra State deserves the best.
So far, four aspirants have appeared before the group during which they answered variety of questions from members of ACP. Those who appeared include Dr. Alex Obiogbolu of the PDP, Dr. Chike Obidigbo of the APC, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo of the PPA, and Mr. Ezenwa Nzeribe also of the PDP. According to the president of ACP, the idea was to bring all the aspirants to the forum before their party primaries, adding that it would help people to decide the best choice for the state.
While commending the aspirants for their interest to serve Anambra State, he urged them to be ready to accept the outcome of the election, reminding them that only one person would be the governor of the state after the election..
He also commended Anambra people for their high political awareness, hoping that they would do the state proud by electing someone who would not take the state backwards.
In their separate speeches, the aspirants described Anambra Consensus Project as the best organized group in the state, attributing it to its quality leadership.
Answering one of the questions, Obiogbolu of PDP assured that he would take Anambra State to the next level if elected, insisting that those who were causing confusion in the party had all defected to other political parties, thereby setting the party free.
On his part, Obidigbo, an industrialist, who aspired for the same office during the last governorship election, said he decided to aspire again because Anambra State was experiencing so much problems in terms of provision of good governance.
According to him, Anambra State used to be one of the fastest growing economies in the country, regretting that the state had lost focus, necessitating the need to go back to the basics.
The candidate of PPA, Ezeemo, said he left the comfort of living in Europe to relocate to Anambra because of his desire to serve the people, assuring that he would judiciously spend the resources of the state in the provision of jobs for the unemployed and invest in power to boost the economy of the state.
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