- 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)
The gubernatorial aspirant of the APC in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election, Senator Andy Uba, has decried the lack of development in the state.
Speaking with ward chairmen and other APC stakeholders in the state recently, Senator Uba faulted the government of Chief Willie Obiano, stating that it lacked direction.
He told his audience that he was in the governorship race to bring about tangible developments to the state.
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He stressed that vision and direction was key to any meaningful development in society adding that he already had a clear-cut vision for the state if elected as governor.
His words: “When you build industries, farms and other necessary infrastructure, you inadvertently create jobs, when you create jobs, you reduce crime and when you reduce crime, you improve lives and add more value and quality to the people.
“When all of these happen at the grassroots level, the state as a whole is uplifted and re-positioned,” he said.
He further buttressed the need for grassroots development, stressing that empowering people who can stand on their own will indirectly raise an army of financially viable society through capacity building.
Some of the stakeholders who met with the governorship aspirant drew his attention to the rising security challenges in the state.
They expressed worries over the short supply of election materials such as voters register, voters card and ballot papers, alleging that the authenticity of such material was also questionable.
They said that if not addressed, such challenges would make it difficult to conduct a smooth primary election.
Senator Uba however assured the party faithfuls that the primary election would be conducted in a smooth and peaceful manner.
“As I speak now, talks are on-going to put in place all the necessary security measures.
“Your safety is important to me so don't be afraid. On the election day, come out and vote because it is your right.
“As for the election materials, I will make sure they are adequately provided and it will come directly from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) because that is the only authentic election body,” he said.
He thanked the people for their support while urging them to focus on winning the primary election first as the first step in unseating the current governor, Chief Willie Obiano.
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 governor.
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