By Jude Atupulazi and Chioma Ndife
A frontline People’s Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant in the November 6 Anambra gubernatorial election, Mr. Valentine Chineto Ozigbo, has called on women for prayers and support for the emergence of his candidacy to enable him to transform the state to a technology hub of Africa.
Ozigbo, who made the call at Emmaus House, Awka, on Valentine’s Day, Sunday 14th February, while promising to reposition all sectors of the economy when elected, donated food items to over 2,000 women, drawn from the 21 local government areas of the state in celebration of St Valentine.
Fides gathered that the food items include 5kg bags of rice, vegetable oil, onions and cash gifts
He made the donation in commemoration of Valentine’s Day with the party women who he described as those without husbands, following the long absence of the party in the state’s leadership.
He said the gesture was to show love to the party women who had made many sacrifices for the party. He urged them not to relent in their support of the party, while noting that the women’s prayers and support would assist him in realizing his ambition of becoming the next governor of the state, come November 6, 2021.
He emphasized the need for oneness, peace, togetherness, unity and sacrifice, among the entire PDP family, even as he disclosed his readiness to surmount all challenges through his love for humanity in accordance with his name, Valentine, which, he said, symbolized love.
Ozigbo explained that he joined the governorship race in order to repay God for his numerous blessings through the human impactful and transformative projects that would be executed through him, noting that the governorship position would provide the needed platform required to reach out to more people.
Ozigbo also promised to fix the deplorable state of roads in the state, tackle erosion and flooding, as well as leverage technology in order to put the state on global map.
‘Issues affecting all sectors of the economy, ranging from flooding, erosion threat, bad roads and inadequate infrastructure, would be addressed effectively together with the attraction of new industries, via provision of steady power supply. These plans are geared towards distinguishing Anambra from other states in the country for it to shine forth.
‘Anambra will become the technology hub for Africa as we have the resources needed to make the change possible,’ he assured.
Responding, the party women’s leader, Hon. Justina Nwafor, described women as vital in any political or religious gathering, assuring that the party women would support any aspirant that emerged after the primary election to ensure PDP took over power from the incumbent government.