Valentine Ozigbo, a leading Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant in Anambra State, visited Awka North constituency on Thursday, December 31, 2020, as he continues his tour of the 30 state constituencies.
The visit to Awka North held in Awba Ofemili at the residence of Ozo Bernard Nwakonuche Chidebe (Ozo Agbogidi), a retired professional with over 30 years of banking experience.
In his address to the large gathering, Mr Ozigbo thanked the people of the constituency for the warm welcome accorded him. He also expressed his gratitude for the unwavering support he has always received from the constituency.
Ozigbo, who is the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, encouraged the stakeholders to be resilient in the commitment to the PDP, adding that the restoration of Anambra State will only be possible with a unified effort.
The respected business leader acknowledged the need for better roads in the area, pledging to make it a priority if he becomes Governor of Anambra State.
The meeting was attended by many prominent indigenes of Awba Ofemili including the town’s monarch, His Royal Highness, Igwe Ezekwesili Ezechukwuchili Maduaguna, the Ofemili I of Awba Ofemili.
Ozigbo was accompanied by some leaders of his campaign organisation including former Anambra State Chairman of the PDP, Ejike Oguebego; Honourable Peter Umeonwuka, Mrs Oby Mezi, among others.
Mr Valentine Ozigbo recently resigned from his role at the helm of Transcorp Plc, a multinational conglomerate with interested in power, energy, oil and gas, and hospitality, to pursue the next chapter of his life in public service.
He is the founder of one of the leading non-governmental organisatons in Nigeria, the eponymous Valentine Chineto Ozigbo (VCO) Foundation which focuses on youth and women empowerment as well as leadership, entrepreneurship, and sports development.