By Jude Atupulazi
Elders and representatives of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekwusigo Council Area, have pledged their support for the aspiration of the former Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial Zone, Senator Ugochukwu Uba.
The elders, in a press release signed by Chief Choice Anierobi, former PDP treasurer, Ekwusigo LGA PDP Grassroots Elders Council, they stated, ‘We do not diminish the qualifications of other aspirants in the race for PDP ticket for the November 6 governorship election in the state.
‘But as foundation members of the party in the state and as elders of the party in Ekwusigo LGA and also as stakeholders in the Anambra project, we are convinced beyond reasonable doubt that Senator Ugochukwu Uba’s unbroken loyalty to the party since 1999 gives him an advantage over other aspirants as he knows the dreams of the founding fathers of the party, being one of the conveners of the party in 1998, and therefore understands what to do to reposition the party in line with those dreams.’
The release stated that Uba’s requisite education traversing the relevant disciplines of government and public administration, as well as track record of service in the Anambra State Government since the creation of the state in 1991, as two time Director General and two time Commissioner, put his experience shoulders above other aspirants in the race, ‘as a man prepared yesterday for tomorrow.’
The elders held that with Uba’s accomplishments as a Senator, where he was the Senate Committee Chairman on Maritime Transport, he would, as governor, engender what they termed executive respect for the State House of Assembly.
‘This respect will not only encourage the state legislature to carry out its functions without interference from an overbearing executive, but will also ensure harmony in Executive/Legislature relationship in the state.
‘Humility as a virtue is not learnt or copied. It is an endowment of nature. Senator Ugochukwu Uba has over the years demonstrated natural humility and respect for others. In these troubled times in the state, Anambra does not require a leader but a true servant, whose humility will foster open door policy and guarantee public participation in governance.
‘As elders of the party, we believe that our party has enough public goodwill to win this year’s governorship election, only if our party will endorse loyalty, experience and technocracy. The state is yearning for a change towards competent government and administrative knowledge.
‘Senator Ugochukwu Uba possesses these qualities and moreover, he has never been known to be irascible, proud or arrogant, negative factors that cannot be removed from the reasons for our poor showing in previous elections,’ the elders stated in the release.