From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha
The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the November 6 guber polls in Anambra State, Dr Obinna Uzoh, has spoken of modernising Anambra if elected governor.
Uzor, who spoke to Daily Sun, noted that Anambra remains a pacesetter state that, if governed by the right leadership, would lead the way not only in the South East but the entire country at large.
Uzoh said his consultations so far has shown that his campaign slogan anchored on three “Rs -Restoration, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Anambra State” only connects with the yearnings of the Anambra people.
He said that by deploying transparent, judicious and efficient management of resources, he will if elected governor empowers the people with skills acquisition, mainstream the judiciary, step up sports, provide microfinance for SMEs and pursue an integrated development scheme that should fundamentally change the game positively in Anambra State.
‘My folks are widely recognised for their industry, courage and resourcefulness. These qualities have enabled us to survive as a people in the face of daunting existential challenges. It’s worth recalling that at creation on August 27, 1991, by the General Ibrahim Babangida regime, Ndi-Anambra had over 75 per cent literacy level and boasted extra-ordinary human and material resources. These attributes need to be given a new direction, new discipline and new energy. God has given me the vision to do this.
‘I have identified 10 key sectors that deserve total focus to transform the state. These include security, infrastructural development which is the foundation for transformational industrialisation and will support Nnewi, Onitsha and Awka as critical technology hubs, real agricultural revolution.’
The business mogul said that his decision to contest the 2021 governorship election was a product of deep introspection and wide consultation as an apostle of ‘politics without bitterness’ and politics of consultation and accommodation.
‘I believe that at this moment of our national history and the rapid changes impacting both the continental and international arena, Anambra needs a deep but temperate personality and thinker to guide its journey. The fate of Anambra State has fundamental connections with the fate of Ndigbo and Nigeria at large,’ he said.