- All eyes are on Anambra state as the preparations for the forthcoming governorship election are in top gear
- Political activities in the state are gaining momentum
- At the forefront of it all is Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
Senator Andy Uba has promised to run an all inclusive government laced with equity and justice if he is elected the governor of Anambra state.
The APC leading aspirant made the statement on Friday, June 30 while touring several communities in different local government areas of the state.
NAIJ.com gathered that the local governments the senator visited included Ukpor, Nnewi North Ozubulu, Ekwusigo, Nnewi and Ihiala.
“I will run an all inclusive government laced with equity and justice enshrined in the fundamental principles of true democracy,” Senator Uba promised.
Those who interacted with the APC aspirant during the tour, expressed confidence in his ability to deliver because of his enormous experience and salvage the state from penury.
One of the community stakeholders, Chief Paul Ejidike (Ezego na Ozubulu) described the senator as an apt round peg in a round hole.
His words: “Senator Andy Uba is a man that has over the years proven his worth in the National Assembly as a legislative heavy-weight and at grassroots level as a visionary, innovative and progressive leader; a man with foresight who knows not just what to do, but when and how to do what.”
Senator Uba added that apart from equal representation, quality leadership, and economic resuscitation, his government if elected would accommodate people living with disabilities.
“With my experience in government, I have come to understand fully that democracy is a government of the people, for the people and by the people.
“Therefore, I make bold to say that anything short of that is at best quasi - democracy and that too, is unacceptable.
“An ideal democracy is that which is people-oriented and people- driven; a system that makes room equitably for all of its intrinsic parts regardless of status and that is what Anambra state is going to enjoy,” he said.
Senator Uba has since kick-started his sensitization tour to various local government areas in Anambra state.
The APC gubernatorial candidate is one of the leading aspirants aspiring to unseat incumbent, Chief Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
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