Mr. John Chuma Nwosu, an aspirant for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State has said that allowing an Nnewi indigene to succeed Governor Willie Obiano remained the surest way to ensure equity and fairness.
Nwosu made the state yesterday, 16th March, 2021.
According to him, the spirit of the late Ikemba Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu would be happy to see an Nnewi man become the next governor, considering his commitment to the cause of the Igbo race.
Nwosu, speaking in Onitsha during a consultative tour, pledged to consolidate on former and current governors’ achievements as well as create an all-embracing and development driven government anchored on transparency and accountability.
He also promised to enthrone a maintenance culture and ensure that rules and laws were obeyed, to create a decent and an orderly society.
He said: “Ojukwu’s spirit will be happy to see an Nnewi man become the governor of Anambra State, considering that he devoted his life towards the liberation of the Igbo and was also the soul and body of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the ruling party in Anambra State.
“Equity and fairness demand that a competent Nnewi man should govern Anambra, since the old Aguata region and Ihiala have produced governors in the past, while the Nnewi axis has never produced any.
“Looking at the three blocs in the south, I believe in equity. Aguata bloc has produced a governor in the past in the person of Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Ihiala axis has produced a governor too in the person of Mbadinuju.
“It is only Nnewi axis that has not produced one. But if you look at the political history of Anambra State, Nnewi axis has shown commendable leadership and sacrifice in the past.
“They have sacrificed so much for the entire Igbo race. When you remember the late Ikemba Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, who was the image behind my party, APGA, you will see that it is just proper that you give it to the Nnewi man. We believe that Nnewi has the right people to govern Anambra State.”