Nnoruka, Okwuosa join guber race in Anambra
Say aggressive provision of electricity, youths’ welfare are top priorities
Captain Nnamdi Nnoruka (rtd) said he had joined the race for Anambra State governorship election slated for November in the state.
Also, Chief Azuka Okwuosa, has declared that he would run in the governorship election.
Both politicians are illustrious sons of Oraifite Community in Ekwusigo Local Council of Anambra State.
It would be recalled that while Nnoruka was an active member of the popular Anambra Peoples Forum, (APF), a pressure group led by Emeka Offor during former Governor Chinwoke Mbadinuju’s second term bid, Okwuosa was a one-time Commissioner for Works during Mbadinuju’s early part of the administration.
In their separate explanations on why they joined the governorship race, while Nnoruka said that if elected, he would place the welfare of the youths on top priority, Okwuosa noted that he would concentrate on the provision of enabling environment for industrial and commercial development.
Fielding questions from newsmen at the palace of the traditional ruler of Oraifite, Igwe Daniel Udoji, during the funeral ceremony of his 68-year-old wife, Ugoeze Obiageli Patricia Udoji (Nee Iloadiuko), Nnoruka said that the future of Nigerian youths is so pitiable that he decided to offer himself to serve to ameliorate the situation to avoid youths’ restiveness and consequent revolution.
He said: “The reason I joined this race to Agu-Awka Government House is to intervene in the hopeless situation of our youths as my first priority and then I will address all other critical areas that will favour every citizen of this state.”
In his own speech at the All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral Church, Onitsha, during the standing committee meeting of all Anglican Bishops in the country, Okwuosa maintained that if elected, he would embark on aggressive provision of electricity, roads and other infrastructure at all costs to boost economic activities of the state.
He, however, lamented that since he joined active politics, he had observed that religious sentiments were abounding in Anambra political terrain, whereby the Catholics, the Pentecostals and the Anglicans go in different directions.