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AAC candidate, Nwankwo, expresses confidence in INEC

By Muyiwa Adeyemi, Politics Editor
04 November 2021   |   2:57 am
The African Action Congress (AAC) candidate for the Anambra State governorship election, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, has expressed optimism that the Independent National Electoral Commission

Promises to fight corruption

The African Action Congress (AAC) candidate for the Anambra State governorship election, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, has expressed optimism that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct a credible election on Saturday.

He hinged his optimism on the level of INEC’s preparation for the election and integrity of the electoral boss, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

Nwankwo, who also expressed confidence that he would emerge victoriously, advised the electorate to vote for integrity and a good team player that would harness both human and material resources in the state for its greatness.

He said the election would be a departure from the past as people of the state are tired of politicians who come during every election to make empty promises. 

In a zoom meeting with newsmen yesterday, he promised to bring integrity and his over 40 years of experience as an employer of labour to bear in running the affairs of the state if elected.

He regretted that in every gubernatorial election in the state, it is usually the same set of politicians that are elected and condemned the culture of allowing godfathers to take over the helm of affairs in the state.

The businessman, industrialist and philanthropist said he would fight corruption and give merit a chance by appointing people with track records of integrity and competence into positions of authority. 

Nwankwo, who gave the assurance assured that he would ensure the security of life and property of residents of the state by collaborating with relevant stakeholders, including the elders, community leaders, religious leaders and market leaders, said: “Security is a major challenge facing Anambra State and indeed, the entire South-East region but I can assure you that the problem is not insurmountable. If Anambra people elect me on November 6, I assure you I will be able to secure the state. First of all, I will engage in a lot of consultations with all major stakeholders in the state. It is obvious that most of the violence in Anambra State is being perpetrated by outsiders and some bad politicians.

“I will ensure tight security, development in agriculture, robust road construction in cities and rural areas, massive development in education, enhanced development in healthcare plus sports development, among others.

“I will also speed up the conduct of local council election and I am sure that as a person with enough exposure and experience, I will fulfil all my promises.”

He promised to aggressively tackle youth unemployment in the state, promising that his administration would run the state like a successful business organisation where employees are committed to work and produce results under a transparent and accountable process. 

Nwankwo observed that one of the factors militating against good governance in the country was the culture of putting square pegs in round holes and regretted that most people see government quarters as a place to consume both the principal and profit without expecting results.

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