The flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Anambra 2017 governorship election, Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze, has promised to run an all-inclusive government if elected.
Obaze made this pledge on Saturday at Ihembosi, Ekwusigo Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State, during the Ihembosi 2017 new yam festival. Obaze said the government which preceded the incumbent administration implemented the Anambra Integrated Development Strategy (ANIDS) which was anchored on MDGs during his time as the Secretary to the Government of Anambra State in the Peter Obi administration.
According to him, the ANIDS programme ensured that no community was left behind, as all the 177 communities in the state were developed simultaneously. He said any government that resorts to preferential policies that favours specific people or communities over the others has lost its credibility and trust of the people.
While vowing to operate the SDG framework in anchoring governance, if elected, Obaze said his government will give all the communities a sense of belonging. He said he has plans to evenly distribute the state’s resources to all parts of the state.
In his speech, the member representing Ekwusigo State Constituency at the Anambra State House o f Assembly, Hon. Onyebuchi Offor, lambasted the incumbent administration for what he called an unfair distribution of the state’s resources.
Hon. Offor who also doubles as the House Minority Leader, said the incumbent governor cornered major development projects to his hometown of Aguleri to the detriment of other constituent communities of the state.
He decried the high spate of abandoned projects in his Ekwusigo LGA as against what obtains in the governor’s LGA where several projects have been completed. Even as the November 18 governorship poll approaches, he called on the people to diligently seek for leaders who have the interest of the masses at heart.