Tuesday, December 7

I wished I had succeeded Peter Obi – Ozigbo

Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 6 Anambra state governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo has expressed worry over the level of debts and decay he would inherit if he eventually wins the Saturday poll.

He also described the growing insecurty in the state as appauling and abjugation of government responsibility.

Speaking during a chat with newsmen in Awka, Ozigbo said he wished he had taken over from former governor of the state, Mr. Peter Obi who he described as great achiever.

He said, “It’s so messy that sometimes I ask myself why I’m going into this race. I wish I was to take over Anambra after Peter Obi’s reign. I can tell you the magic I would have performed in another first three months in office.

“But now, I worried about the level of rot I’m going to meet in the office. We owe about N65m and $115m altogether N130bn. Contractors debts are yet to mature. I’m terribly worried about state of Anambra.

“But why I decided to forge ahead is because if we give up, then where would the hope come from? So it’s better we start the rebuilding process now than delay.”

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Ozigbo further highlighted virtues of content of character, listening ears and youthfulness as other virtues he possessed which he noted were added advantage he had over the est candidates in the race.

He added, “You don’t need to take my words, all you need is to visit their villages to ask exactly who they are. Ask Uga people who Senator Andy Uba and his acceptability.

“For Soludo, go to Isuofia and find out how some of these people have become divisive in everything. APGA is in tarters today and everyone is running away just because a brilliant man who possess all the academic intelligence, but weak in emotions and inability to accept shortcomings is in the race.

“I can bet that you know that when I become governor, I’ll be more accessible than any of the other two can ever be.

“Another reason is my youthful energy. I have something to protect. I care about the fact that when I’m out of office, I want to be as more popular than Peter Obi than being forgotten like Mbadinuju.

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The PDP candidate also emphasized the importance of platform, especially in the 2023 general election, stressing that, “the only party that has brighter opportunity to produce the next president of Nigeria is PDP.”

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