By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
Convener ,Concerned Youth, Anambra State , Hon Princess Bibiana Nwankwo, Ada APGA has appealed to politicians in Anambra state to support the aspirations of the people of Anambra South to produce the next Governor of Anambra state come 2021.
Briefing the media in Awka, Princess Nwankwo who is from Anambra Central, but canvassing for a Governor from Anambra South said the struggle was not about selfish interest, but for equity, fairness and compromises in line with gentleman’s agreement in the state.
She insisted her motives were to ensure every zone in the state gets equal opportunity in the leadership of the state.
She encouraged every political party in the state to go South in picking it’s Governorship candidate as an easier way to actualizing the dreams of Anambra South getting the slot.
www.odogwublog.com reports that Princess Nwankwo commended wife of the Anambra state Governor , Chief Mrs Eberechukwu Obiano , Osodieme and member representing Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia federal constituency in the National Assembly, Hon Dozie Nwankwo, Onyendozi for their support and solidarity in mobilizing youths for the actualization of Anambra Governor going South.
Part of her speech read thus: ‘ ‘ He who demands for equity must do so with clean hands. Believe you me if you allow equity, Justice, and fairness to prevail in our daily living, the world would have been a safe heaven. You don’t expect one to be responsible without giving him or her a responsibility.
‘In 2003, we all agreed and went to North in the interest of peace, equity and fairness. Going North was borne our of the brotherly love we all shared so as for them to know that they are still Ndi Anambra. And come 2017, we all came out enmass again to support the North to complete their full tenure without interference this the 21/21 victory given to the incumbent.
‘All what happened was an affirmation of the whole ndi Anambra bearing in mind that come 2021, we will all go South, as it will be their turn to give Ndi Anambra state a thorough leadership that will rather consolidate on the already established development tempo.
‘ Ndi Anambra asi na uka akpaluakpa bu isi ka eji ekwe ya, maka na emelu nwata ka emelu ibeya obi adi ya mma.
‘ I urge ans implore all the political parties to not only zone their Governorship ticket to the South but make sure also that a competent and qualified person that will continue to steer the wheels of leadership emerges from the South.
‘If we take into cognizance the past and serving Governors and their zones ……we will actually know that it’s ripe for us all to go South….
‘And generally in going South, we will make sure we get the right candidate with the right pedigree that has got the capacity and the wherewithal to take charge and do things as it ought to be.
‘ Let’s be able to sieve out chaffs from the grain. In testing for depth of a river, let’s not use our two legs. Going through the 21st century leadership chart of Anambra State :
1999-2003 4 years (South)
2003-2006 3 years (Central)
2006-2010 4 years (Central)
2010-2014 4 years (Central)
2014-2018 4 years ( North)
2018-2022 4 years (North)
Going from the above, it’s evidently clear that for peace to reign and for the sake of equity and equal justice, we demand that power return to South, though power is not given but taken but when there is agreement and Concord, it makes taking less difficult.
‘Ndi Anambra, in all say equity is justice and what we demand is justice’.
‘ Let’s go Anambra South’.
In his contribution, SSA on Legal Matters to Governor Willie Obiano, Barr Chika Ekwenugo pointed out that going Anambra South remains the best option for the state to reduce wastages associated with politics in the State, but warned that credibility won’t be sacrificed in the altar of zoning.
He advocated for legalizing of zoning to make governance easier aside saving costs.
In her vote of thanks, a journalist, Ada Nwannagwum reiterated that going Anambra South remains the best thing to do , adding that she believes in the dreams of Hon Princess Bibiana Nwankwo for Anambra State Governorship election to go South.