By Chukwudi Ndubeze
A frontline governorship aspirant under the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Hon Sir Azuka Okwuosa, has pledged to include a combined fifty percent of youths and women in his administration if he emerges governor of Anambra State.
www.odogwublog.com reports that the aspirant said that the welfare of the youths in the state would be sacrosanct and must be considered paramount after his victory in the November 6, election.
Azuka Okwuosa stated this, Tuesday, during his tour to three local government areas including Ogbaru, Onitsha South and Onitsha North respectively, where he held meeting with local government and ward executives.
Okwuosa, a one time council chairman and ex commissioner for works, also said that women’s participation in the governance of the state would be massively enhanced unlike the previous administrations who he said gave women meagre chance to contribute to the governance of the state.
He assured that his government will be all inclusive, adding that: “it would be my government’s duty to train youths and women in the state. The former has not had fair share of dividends of democracy because of poor policy on youth empowerment and education.
” The youths are the future so must be adequately trained to learn the trade like I was trained by my predecessor and hero, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu to be what I am today. The women will be accommodated in my administration to contribute their quota to the growth of the state.”
He believed that his qualification and experience to govern Anambra is first among the many other aspirants, he also explained that government house is not a workshop or place to experiment knowledge of governance but a place where gained experiences are exhibited for the benefit of the people.”
Addressing stakeholders in Ogbaru during his tour, he said that the region had been bedeviled by death traps called roads, stating that many of the bad roads in Ogbaru are results of bad governance. He assured that his administration has mapped out plans to address the road issues in the riverine area and put smiles on the faces of the people in Ogbaru.
He urged the people to ignore calls by other rival parties that APC is a Northern political party, reminding them that “an Hausa man does not have business with Anambra leadership or even to contest election in the state.”
In their separate remarks, the stakeholders made up of local government and ward executives expressed their readiness to throw in their support for the guber aspirant, Sir Azuka Okwuosa. They also affirmed that the candidacy of Okwuosa will bring the needed development that the people of the state had yearned for.
A stakeholder in Ogbaru, Chief Dan Nnaemeka, said the primary election will be decided by the capacity of the aspirants to wrestle power from the incumbent government.
He said that Azuka Okwuosa is better suited to champion the APC cause and urged the stakeholders to throw their support for the Oraifite born aspirant to emerge victorious in the primary election.
Also stakeholders in Onitsha South, promised to maintain their love and support for the aspirant. They advised APC supporters to disregard the negative impression created by other parties where they described the APC as a northern party. They promised to give the aspirant their unflinching support to ensure he wins the primary election as well as the governorship poll.
Contributing, the Onitsha North stakeholders described Okwuosa as a frontliner and the aspirant who has the capacity to fly the APC flag in the gubernatorial election. They agreed that Okwuosa’s antecedents speak volume for his ambition to lead the state to the promised land.
Meanwhile, the Director General of Okwuosa campaign group and former member of Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Ebere Obi, reminded the stakeholders that APC is the party to beat being the ruling government in the country. He assured them that APC will take over the state government house in 2021 with their full support.