By: Prince Tony Ezeimo
In the build-up of Anambra Guber election 2021, many Ndi Anambra believe that you are the Man who will salvage Anambra State from the hands of the prowlers and corrupt Cabals. Because of the monumental corruption and administrative rascality Ndi Anambra were witnessing under Willie Obiano’s leadership, a lot of lovers of APGA decided to tick the scale in favor of other opposition parties in the State. Many followed other candidates not because they don’t know your capacity but they skeptically thought that Obiano’s agulerilization and privatization of our common wealth will continue under your watch.
Despite this sceptical conundrum in the air, preponderant number of Ndi Anambra kept fate with you. Our people believe that, there is need to give you an opportunity to replicate in Anambra your excellent performance in the Central Bank during Obasanjo’s regime.
Indeed Prof., Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait!!!
Prof., permit me to remind you that Anambra State of today is everything our dear State should not be. Everything is broken, there is need to mend it.
Prof. Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait!!!
Prof., It may interest you to know that many Ndi Anambra contributed towards your campaign and electioneering even without your knowledge and many of them are not interested in getting a refund from your Government. They did these as an avenue of showcasing their love for Anambra State and most importantly, to identify with the dreams and legacy of the eternal Leader of Igbo Nation; Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Ikemba Ezigbo Gburugburu) which Obiano’s Government has deeply demystified and ridiculously mesmerized. Our people needed a man of vision to pilot the affairs of Anambra State.
Prof., Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait!!!
Prof., Let me sincerely raise a few factors that made Obiano’s Government to be in continuous comparison with that of Dr. C.C Mbadinuju:
- APGA and Anambra State became Government of Ndi Aguleri, by Ndi Aguleri and for Ndi Aguleri. This explains why mediocrity and ineptitude became the integral part of his administration. However, it is not only in Aguleri that we have greedy and corrupt men without vision and administrative competence. Don’t allow Isuofia men without moral rectitude to replicate the rascality we experienced from Ndi Aguleri under Akpukuedike Aguleri.
- The overbearing influence of the Wife of the Governor was more than excess. For whatever reason, Chief Willie Obiano allowed his wife to have absolute control over the Party structure and the Government Appointees, even the legislature is not spared. This unfortunate influence did more harm to Ndi Anambra than good. You must learn from this particular mistake, Prof. You must draw a line for *Lady Nonye Soludo* so that those working with you will know peace and give Ndi Anambra their best.
- Allowing so many liars and sycophants in Government. , the worst mistake a Leader must not make is surrounding himself with clueless sycophants who’s only ambition is telling you what you want to hear (lies) and then fill their pockets with proceeds from both your table and from the coffers of Government. Under Obiano, these guys milked Anambra State dry. Unfortunately, it is only Obiano that we know and posterity will only judge Obiano.Refusal to conduct Local Government election. The refusal of Governor Willie Obiano and previous Government to conduct Local Government election has kept the kneels of dear Anambra State on the ground. Using party men without character as transition Chairmen and Councilors encourages massive corruption and looting, unfortunately, this has continued to underdevelop our dear State because Government which ordinarily supposed to be close to the people is very far from the people.
- Promoting different categories of touts and extortionists who parade as Government officials extorting money worth millions from traders, drivers and okada riders. Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait for you to dismantle the ugly activities of those enemies of the people and then sanitize that sector.
Indeed, Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait….
Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait to have a Leader who will rejuvenate the glory of having the best road network in Nigeria. Our roads are currently the worst in Southeast and potholes of the Nation. Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait for you to fix our roads which have become serious deathtraps.
Prof., Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait for you to reinvent and reexamine all those numerous MOUs signed by Willie Obiano’s administration which never saw the light of the day. If these MOUs are not mare charades, Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait to see the positive effects of them.
Prof., Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait see a very pragmatic approach that will effectively straighten our agricultural policies. We believe that Anambra can actually export Agricultural produce to the world; not audio exportation as witnessed in the last Eight years.
Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait to see an industrial revolution that will create jobs for millions of Anambra Youths. This must be given the needed attention to dissuade our vibrant Youths from indulging in ritual killings, internet fraud and other criminal tendencies.
Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait to see the abandoned projects of Peter Obi such as Nnewi Mall, Awka Mall, Onitsha water scheme, etc completed. The completion of such economic viable projects will not only add value to IGR of the State, but it will also provide employment for hundreds of young Ndi Anambra.
Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait to see educational reengineering in our School system. Anambra State that was known for taking first position in local and foreign examinations is currently lost in the euphoria of past glories. There is great need to give adequate attention to the Primary and Secondary Schools in our State. A lot of our Schools are in a terrible state of decay. Typical example is the only Community Secondary School in my Town Nimo; there are no Teachers in the School, dilapidated structures and no access road to the School.
Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait..
Furthermore, Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait to see Umu Anambra gain scholarships to study in ivy Universities across the world courtesy of Anambra State Government.
Yes! Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait.
Ndi Anambra will want to know the true position of the State’s debt profile. What did Obiano do with all the money he borrowed and kindly tell us if you don’t mind the cost implication of servicing these debts.
Prof., Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait to have you build a State which your children who are currently living in United Kingdom will be proud to call their own, come back home, live and work happily.
Prof., many Youths of Anambra Cannot Wait to see you hit the ground running. We Cannot Wait to see the possiblity of building the African Dibia Taiwan which you promised us.
Ndi Anambra Cannot Wait.
May I use this opportunity to thank and salute Chief Dr Willie Obiano (Akpukuedike Aguleri) for initiating and building the Anambra International Cargo Airport, Umueri. Though the airport is not yet completed, it is a landmark project and Ndi Anambra will always remember Akpokuo for initiating and building the airport. God bless you, Akpukuedike Aguleri.
Finally Prof., permit me to thank you for all the brilliant ideas you have shared so far. Ndi Anambra are very optimistic with high hopes, dreams and anticipations that your Government will harald a new beginning for the Head Quarter of the Land of the Rising Sun .
Anambra will be Great Again.
I wish you all the very best.
Ikenga Prince Ezeimo, is a Nigerian academic, political analyst, social critic cum human rights activist. (+234)8032260011