By Dr. Harris Chuma-Odili, FCMsp
For Nwankpo, it has been a long-term ambition of keen preparation. Most of the aspirants just embraced the ambition to become governor, but Nwankpo had it for as far back as when he joined active politics. He has been planning to occupy the position for years and already has a master plan of how he intends to turn the state around.
Nwankpo has over 25years active involvement in politics and governance in both Anambra and at the federal level under his belt. In his early days in politics he had served previous governments in Anambra. He was the Senior Special Assistant to former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan on technical matters for years. And almost became the governorship candidate of People’s Democratic Party PDP in 2013 gubernatorial election in Anambra – but for machinations by “a third force”.
With University Degrees in Philosophy, Education, and Law, Nwankpo’s strategic focus as governor would be Education, Employment, Empowerment and Enriching Anambra Families, and the delivery strategy would be on four fronts “Tourism, Agriculture, Environment, Commerce and Industry”.
Nwankpo’s focus is on becoming the governor and working to ensure the party is successful on all fronts. He will consolidate on Gov Willie Obiano’s gigantic achievements.