By Chukwudi Ndubeze
The National Chairman of African Democratic Congress, ADC, Chief Ralphs Okey Nwosu has said that his party will make Anambra state an African Ijele, www.odogwublog.com reports.
He also said that his party, ADC, will turnaround the economy of the state to become a cosmopolitan business hub in Africa.
Nwosu said this during the party’s State Congress, Inauguration and Launch of the Anambra Global Vision which took place in Awka, Saturday.
In his address themed: “Nigeria: Re-Thinking Our Strategies; Envisioning Anambra as the IJELE OF AFRICA to Light Up the World”, he said the party will turn Anambra to the African Ijele state that will serve Africa and the world.
Speaking on the upcoming gubernatorial election in Anambra state, the ADC National Chairman reiterated his party’s resolve to zone power to the Anambra South senatorial zone, stating that such was considered, due to the party’s strong belief in equity and justice.
He said time is right for Nigerians to throw their hat in support of ADC to change the ugly narratives rocking the county instead of clapping for those he said weighed the country down by leadership ineptitude and hypocrisy.
Commemorating the workers on their spacial day, Nwosu decried that politicians in Nigeria have become multimillionaires whereas the civil servants hardly afford decent meal “Anambra workers and Nigeria workers particularly, we feel your plight. For we are all in it. While the civil servants that have invested over 20yrs in service can hardly afford a decent meal, the political leaders have become multi-millionaires and billionaires.
“While the pensioners die on queues for their stipends, the political leaders get fat cheques, houses and other luxurious pecks. While our youths and women doing menial jobs are targeted by their various governments to boost internally generated revenues, the big men and their agents are looting the scarce revenue for their scandalous rendezvous. That is the gloomy state of real workers and our elected and appointed political elites in Nigeria.
He continued, ” Nigeria is a giant weighed down by Leadership ineptitude, elite opportunism and hypocrisy and citizens inertia. It is high time Nigerians supported ADC to change the ugly and stupid narratives rocking our county.
“The era of whining, ruing and complaining in Anambra and all over Nigeria should be over the moment the people aligns with us in ADC to usher in the orchestra to showcase the Super Power economic development and progressive society that have been denied our people and country.
” I call on our Kano colleagues not to allow the corrupt politicians to reduce Kano to an ethnic enclave because Kano was center of trans-Saharan trade more than three hundred years ago. I am sure that Lagosians are prepared to halt the greedy tendencies of a few to reduce the state to a den of Mafioso and paranoia politicians and people, instead of the epicenter of global commerce. “
According to him, “since 2002, they have reduced APGA to not just ethnic party, but village cocoon for rascally looting. APC has become Buhari-Tinubu-El Rufai-Amaechi script to impoverish and fragment our country and PDP maintains a records of endless looting and indiscipline.”
While he attributed the killings, insecurity ravaging the country as symptoms of leadership failure he enjoined Nigerians to work to salvage destiny of their states and the country.
Contributing, the Acting State Chairman of ADC, Anambra State chapter, Comrade Patrick Obianyo said that ADC is a party that is anchored on transparency, responsibility, endurance and innovations which he said collectively form the party’s DNA.
He said that ADC is the only credible alternative platform, with the key to the solution of the numerous and seemingly intractable problems of the beleaguered country adding that ADC’s potentials for sustainable growth has beckoned on the people to chose a more pragmatic leadership.