… Visits Onitsha, Promises Strategic Urban Renewal Programme
By Jude Atupulazi
A leading governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 6 Election, Engr. Chris Azubogu, last Sunday pledged to execute a Strategic Urban Renewal Programme that would return Onitsha as catalyst for economic transformation of Anambra State.
Engr Azubogu made the statement in Onitsha when he met with members of PDP in Onitsha South and North LGAs over his intention to run for the governorship of Anambra State.
According to the PDP governorship aspirant, who, Friday, January 29, intimated the party of his intention to vie for the governorship at the party secretariat in Awka, ‘We must reopen the conversation on the need to return Onitsha as a catalyst for a strong Anambra economy.
‘My promise is that if elected as the governor of Anambra State, we are going to pursue a Strategic Urban Renewal Programme for the Onitsha cluster which will enhance the commercial, residential and industrial potentials of Onitsha as a catalyst for a thriving Anambra economy of our dream.’
Azubogu who met with party leaders of the two local govt areas at separate venues and in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, appealed to members to support his aspiration, which, he said, was about the future development of Anambra State.