A front line governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State, Oseloka H. Obaze, has expressed his intention to run the state based on five practicable values if elected. Obaze stated this yesterday in his manifesto made available to journalists in Awka. He reeled out the principles to include, authentic continuity, good governance, public ownership, inclusive governance and free press. He added that he is on a mission of one term as governor.
He said that he had identified 15 core areas that included encompassed activities and deliverables within the main governance knobs and sectoral drivers, which his government would tackle proactively. While pointing out that the core areas were in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN), Obaze said: “I hereby set out my core compact with Ndi Anambra, consisting of five basics principles predicated on globally accepted best practices of good governance.
“Since the essence of governance is to serve the people, I have also identified 15 core areas encompassing activities and deliverables which my government must tackle proactively in the public interest in this four years I intend to serve. These are in tandem with UN SDGs.”
The former Secretary to the Anambra State Governmnet (SSG) promised to reenact the Anambra Integrated Strategy (ANIDS) of former Governor Peter Obi to implement the SDGs policy in the state.
His words: “I will provide authentic continuity and consolidation of all gains including, developmental, financial, economic, infrastructural, educational health made by successive Anambra state governments, especially the Peter Obi administration.
“I promise to ensure stability, civility, frugality, transparency, political tolerance, diverse views at all levels and public expenditure will be results based and project-driven. “I will uphold the bond of performance between the government and its people, provide and deliver proactively through adaptive leadership, adequate, efficient and effective delivery of infrastructure.
“My government would insist on inclusivity, rule of law, transparency, responsiveness, equity, accountability, and strategic vision with a view to bridging the trust gap between the people and the government. “It is my belief that Anambra Government must belong to Ndi Anambra; I offer to translate the viewpoint, values and needs of Ndi Anambra to core policies that serve collective interest and guarantee equity at all levels. Representation in government will reflect gender balance, equity, non partisanship and based on clear merit.”
Culled from New Telegraph