Obi declares PDP flag-bearer, Ozigbo, best for Anambra
Nigerian business mogul, Valentine Ozigbo (left in white), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag-bearer and former Governor Peter Obi (right in green) pictured at the PDP Campaign rally at St Josephs School Field, Umunze in Orumba South Local Government of Anambra State on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. (Photo Credit: Onyinye Omah)
By Valentine Amanze
The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Mr. Peter Obi, has declared Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, the party’s flagbearer in the 2021 Anambra State governorship election, as the best option for the state.
Obi made the declaration on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, while addressing supporters at the PDP gubernatorial campaign rally in Orumba South Local Government Area.
The rally was one of the 21 of such the Valentine Ozigbo Campaign would be holding across the local government areas of Anambra State.
In his address, Obi assured supporters, who thronged the St Joseph’s School field for the rally, that Ozigbo would continue from where he [Obi] stopped and ensure that the state witnesses aggressive development.
Obi, however, lamented that since he left office about eight years ago, there has been progressive infrastructural decay in the state as schools, hospitals and roads across the state were in terrible shape.
“When we were in government, we invested heavily in the infrastructural development of the state. During that period, our schools, hospitals and roads became the best in the country, as Anambra was rated top in every sphere of governance.
“We did not discriminate between state and federal roads, which made Anambra one of the best in terms of road infrastructure. Today, the story is different. Nothing was added to what we built when we were in government. This is a complete failure, and Anambra people cannot afford to reinforce failure by voting them into power again,” Obi said.
While making his remarks, Ozigbo promised the people of Orumba South LGA that if elected governor in November 6, 2021, he would follow and improve on Peter Obi’s model to develop the state to the standard it deserves.
Ozigbo, who is the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, thanked the people of Orumba South for the massive support accorded him.
“I started my early life in Orumba. I did all my early education here. I am a son of the soil. My victory will be a victory for Orumba South, Old Aguata and the people of Anambra State,” Ozigbo stated.
“PDP remains the best option for Anambra State today, after suffering from an infrastructural setback for the past eight years by a lacklustre APGA government.
“If you carry out due diligence on all the candidates on the ballot, it is evident that Valentine Ozigbo and Dame Azuka Enemo are the best combination.
“Anambra was proud of Peter Obi’s government. I assure you that you’ll also be proud of my government. My administration will return power to the people. Women and youths will be given prominent seats at the table.
“We’ve drawn a road map on how to take Anambra to a better level – how to build schools, hospitals, roads and empower our people. By the special grace of God and through your support, I’ll be the next governor,” Ozigbo, a multiple award-winning global CEO, added.