By Jude Atupulazi
The People Restoration Mission (PRM), a political movement group, has launched a radio participatory programme to sensitize and mobilize over a million voters ahead of the Anambra State November 6 governorship election.
Mr Ndubuisi Anaenugwu, the Group’s Director of Public and Strategic Communication, who disclosed this in a statement, said the programme would run every Monday on a private radio station in the state, as well as on an online based television station.
According to Anaenugwu, PRM, being a mass political movement comprising professionals, would through the media sensitization programme, grassroots mobilization and other strategies, entrench a governor that would represent the interest of the masses rather than that of a few political cabals.
‘People Restoration Mission has started mobilizing over one million voters ahead of the election. This is the first time real professionals are getting directly involved, using their resources to give our people a sense of direction in taking political decisions as politics determines everything in life.
‘To mobilize the ordinary people on the streets, the movement has, in partnership with BVI Channel 1, an online media, started a weekly programme with Odenigbo FM 99.1 every Monday from 11- 12pm to educate the masses on why they should participate in the electoral process and recruit a courageous leader who can set a new political agenda for a new Anambra for future generations.
‘The movement believes that Anambra State is the light of the nation and must lead in all ramifications. The radio programme is also set as the people’s parliament where aspirants will be invited to come and introduce themselves to the people – know your aspirants.
‘The aspirants will be rated on the basis of well-defined parameters and a social contract will be signed with the candidate that will secure the Movement’s support. This process is to ensure that the public is part of the recruitment process of their governor from the party level to the general election.
‘Any political party that produces an unpopular candidate as its flag bearer has already lost out. The Movement will no longer tolerate a situation where an unknown person serving the interest of moneybags will be smuggled in and packaged by praise singers to be a governor for more 8 million people. It should be noted that democratic power belongs to the people and we thank God that EndSars Movement has shown the power of the people; that power will be exercised in the polling stations,’ he added.
Anaenugwu said they were non-partisan and would not work with any political party but any person chosen through a publicly established process. He urged for support to the Movement’s State Coordinator, Comrade Chukwuemeka Chibuzor, via email:email@example.com to join the process of recruiting the governor after Gov Obiano.