By Myke Uzendu
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Dr. Ifedi Okwenna, has said that the in-coming government will eschew all forms of nepotism and clannishness in government business in Anambra State. Dr. Okwenna made the statement when he received a delegation from Oyi/Ayamelum Federal Constituency, who paid him a courtesy visit.
Welcoming the delegation, the former Anambra State Commissioner for Environment, Mineral Resources, Science and Technology, informed the delegation that he is in the governorship race because he wants to “innovate, grow and develop all parts of Anambra State simultaneously and to ensure the State meets the goals of the SDG Agenda 2030”. Dr Okwenna stated that his development objective is for the state to attain economic prosperity through a planned comprehensive and integrated development of all sectors and all parts of the State. “Our Strategic plan shall be known as, Comprehensive and Integrated Development of Anambra State (CIDAS)”, he said. CIDAS he said, shall be a successor to the now rested Anambra Integrated Development Strategy (ANIDS), of former Governor Peter Obi, and will drive inspiration from ANIDS.
He call on the people of Oyi/Ayamelum to massively support him both in the party primaries and in the November 6, Governorship elections as he will be there for them. According to Dr. Okwenna, his Agricultural and industrial development plans for the State will massively address the infrastructural deficit in Anambra-North, create job, stimulate wealth creation and improve the standard of living in the State.
The Ugwumba Osumenyi, stated that in addition to designating the two Local Government Areas as part of the Agricultural belts of the State, he will step efforts to settle all border disputes with Enugu State amicably to ensure the abundant natural resources in that part of Anambra are made to bring economic prosperity that will benefit our state rather than meaningless conflicts. He assured them that the security of lives and property will be uppermost in his government’s agenda and that his Security Plans will ensure the eradication of the activities of the herders in the area.
Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Hon. OC Ilozue, commanded Dr. Okwenna for his practical knowledge of the situation on the ground in their area and his realistic plans to solving them. He lamented the continued neglect of communities in the Federal Constituency by the State government and promised to give maximum support to Dr. Okwenna to ensure his emergence from PDP and to ensure he wins the November 6 , Governorship Elections in Anambra State.