By Ibe Shadrach
Since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) blew the whistle for the start of campaigns for the Anambra State governorship election, the candidate of the Accord Party—the number one party on the ballot—Doctor Godwin Maduka has received unprecedented supports and mass acceptance throughout the 21 local governments.
Everyone—the old and young, men and women, religious groups, and traditionalists—have expressed eagerness for the election of the world-class pain doctor and triple professor as governor. These outpourings of supports are because Maduka did not just show in words, but through convincing deeds and evidence that he can heal the pains of the people denied of good governance.
Ndi-Anambra, since the return of democracy, has continued to be in the stagnating pool of bad governance. Hence Maduka—a perfect match for the people’s desire in modern infrastructure development, quality education, and healthcare services that work, commerce and technology revolution, and youth and women empowerment, amongst others—come November 6 is the beginning of a new dawn for the state.
As the election nears, urban residents across the state are beckoning to Maduka to clear up the heaps of refuse that have made their neighbourhoods diseased-stricken and unsafe as well as the implementation of his urban renewal programme.
Also, Maduka’s growing supports base includes student groups, who want the immediate implementation of his policy on education for living, to enable them to contribute to the development of self and state, instead of just paper degrees incapable of putting food on their tables.
Hundreds of thousands of residents of rural areas, including traditional rulers and president generals, women and youths leaders, and all who have been hungering for good governance are rooting for the emergence of Maduka in November. And thousands have vowed to protect their votes for Maduka!
Maduka’s overwhelming supports are because of the clear evidence of what he has done in the past in terms of community development, support for the poor and downtrodden, and an unquantifiable degree of philanthropic activities through his ‘GODWIN MADUKA FOUNDATION’.
His quest to provide leadership with direction and a human face to Ndi-Anambra is well-articulated in his own words: “I am a son of the poor. I was raised in abject poverty. God showed me mercy and prepared me to come and lift people out of penury the way he lifted me. For this reason, I have come to serve the masses.”