With about a week to the Anambra State governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer, Valentine Ozigbo, has appealed to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to reconsider its ‘no election’ stand, for peace to reign.
Ozigbo, who was represented by his running mate, Mrs. Azuka Enemo, at a press conference in Awka, yesterday, agreed that the South East was visibly marginalised in present political dispensation.
The governorship hopeful argued that the agitation for a just and equitable society should be informed by the collective desire of the people to have a system that works for them.
“What we have now is simply not working for our people, and we have to carefully consider the strategies we adopt in pressing home our demands.
“The interests of our people are better served by allowing the people to decide what kind of leadership they want in Anambra in 2022 and beyond. If we don’t allow our people to make that decision (election), the danger is that those who may not have the best interest of Anambra at heart will sit in their cosy offices and take this all-important decision for us,” he said.
The PDP candidate further said that with the level of insecurity, disenchantment, breakdown of trust in public institutions, near collapse of public infrastructure, among other things, Anambra, at this time, desperately needs a leader who will place the collective good of the people ahead of any other considerations.
His running mate, on her part, added: “Ozigbo has long maintained that the solution to the issues affecting the South East, including the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, calls for sincere dialogue.
“We jointly offer the best possible platform and grand strategy for rejuvenating Anambra and setting her on the part of sustainable development.”