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I’ll declare emergency on Anambra infrastructure, says Ozigbo

By Adaku Onyenucheya
27 October 2021   |   4:09 am
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Anambra State governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo, has promised to prioritise infrastructure development in the state, if elected.

[FILES] Valentine Ozigbo as the Anambra State gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Anambra State governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo, has promised to prioritise infrastructure development in the state, if elected. 

Ozigbo made this known while speaking to journalists at the scene of a recent market fire in Ihiala Local Council, yesterday. 

While describing the state of infrastructure in Anambra as “deplorable and grossly below basic standards for governance”, the business mogul said that, as governor, declaring state of emergency on infrastructure development would be one of his first executive actions.  

“I used close to two years to travel through the 21 local councils in our state, visiting all of them a minimum of eight times each; so, I know how backward we are in terms of roads and other social services,” the multiple global award-winning chief executive officer said. “Willie Obiano’s out-going government has performed poorly in this regard. There is no nice way to say this; they have failed Ndi Anambra. We are all disappointed.” 

He asked why the Atani–Osammala–Ogwuikpele road has not been developed beyond the point former Governor Peter Obi left it close to eight years ago. 

Stressing the importance of the road, Ozigbo said the economic importance to the people of the area put it on the top his first 100 days in office projects list. 

“I intend to deliver a truly 21st century governance to my people. By the grace of God, we will succeed,” Ozigbo declared. 

The immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc revealed that he had set up a think-tank to perfect his first 100 days plan, if elected as Anambra governor. 

An inspirational figure and natural crowd-puller, the PDP flag-bearer has ignited one of the biggest political movements in the South East region with his revolutionary Ka Anambra Chawapu message and modern approaches to electioneering.

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