By: Onwurah Chinonso Anthony
Yesterday at Awka, the Umuchukwu billionaire Medical Doctor and the frontline aspirant to the office of the Anambra State Governor under the People’s Democratic Party attended the Grand reception held at the Finotel Hotel Awka in the honour of Hon. Sir Ndubisi Nwobu(Obuka Awka), the Anambra State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party.
Dr. Maduka who felicitated with the Chairman at the event, described Hon. Sir Ndubisi Nwobu as an indefatigable and very hardworking Chairman who has always carried out his duties as the Chairman of our great party with profound wisdom and high sense of professionalism, he also applauded the Chairman for his giants strides and many milestones recorded under his administration as the Anambra State Chairman of our great party PDP. He stated further that under the leadership of Hon. Sir Ndubisi Nwobu, that the Anambra State Chapter of the PDP has recorded tremendous victories in many elections with emphasis to the last National Assembly and State Assembly elections in Anambra State, he also noted that the party has maintained a brotherly spirit despite our different political aspirations under Obuka Awka.While speaking to the newsmen at the event, Dr. Maduka was asked, “Why are you aspiring to become the next Anambra Governor ?””Let me tell you something, I have never nursed any political ambition at all in my life. I have always wanted to retire a much fulfilled medical doctor. Something happened to me when I first came to Nigeria from the US, I had started working by then, so when I came to Umuchukwu, things were so bad. It was all about poverty, despair, and underdevelopment. I was so sad about that visit and I promised myself that I won’t allow the village where I grew up to remain the same. It was out of “positive anger” that I decided to build a semblance of an American city. So if you go to Umuchukwu today, you’ll see that that “anger” has paid off. I’m worried and sad again, not against anybody, but sad about poverty and underdevelopment. I have clarity of vision of the kind of development; I want to bring in Anambra state. Anambra people are very special people, we are like the heart of Igbo land, and when things are not going very well here, there’s the possibility that other places in Igbo land will be affected. We need the best man for the job now. To be frank, the next couple of years won’t be so easy in Nigeria, so we need leaders who can think outside the box in their effort to provide solutions. I tell people always that people who approach leadership with that kind of angry disposition are always the best. Prof Dora Akunyili (God bless her soul) lost her sister as a result of fake drugs, and when she was made the DG of NAFDAC, she fought the circulation of fake drugs with such a ferocious determination. I call it “positive anger,” the kind of anger that gives you the motivation to go the whole hog, not the one that encourages a person to harm, malign people for selfish reasons. It is not the kind of energy that pushes you towards brigandage or any dastardly acts. It should be a motivation to create new developmental imprints while consolidating and building upon the efforts of your predecessors” Dr. Godwin Maduka.God bless PDP!