*says he has money, contacts
By; PAMELA EBOH Awka
The lawmaker representing Nnewi North, South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Chris Azubogu over the weekend said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has a date with history in the forthcoming November, 2021 governorship election.
He pointed out that the party has been out of power for 16 years in the state.
Azubogu made the statement in Awka when he visited the party secretariat with his supporters to notify the party of his intention to run for governorship under the party’s umbrella.
While handing the letter to the state party chairman, the lawmaker said, “I am here to notify you of my intention to run for governor in PDP”.
“We must take Anambra and begin to bring growth and development again to the state. I will work to ensure PDP wins. I have considered my aspiration. It won’t be an easy journey, but I can tell you that whoever takes the ticket and carries all along must win.
“APC has indicated interest for govern Anambra, APGA is not doing well, but we cannot underrate them because they have structures everywhere in the state. PDP has to work harder to win. We need a reconciliation committee. It is not enough for the zonal chairman to ask everyone to remove their court cases against the party.
“We also need to go for membership drive. We need to at least move to get more members in every ward. I am very prepared for the task ahead. Set up a special committee to know which kind of candidate that the people will like to vote for before we start thinking of who will be our candidate.
“People are coming with money to buy over PDP, but let me tell you, they are doing this because they know that we are hungry, but do you know you can reject their money even with your hunger, just to be able to make the right choice.
“Post COVID-19 economy does not require going to Abuja to pick money, people must vote those who have strategy. We do not need to look up to federal government for monthly allocation, we can treat our state as a mini country.
“We are shouting restructuring, but how many of the same governors have done their own internal restructuring. IGR is not going to markets to collect revenue, but bringing in key economy players to come on with their money. Once they come, revenue will come with them.
He urged the party not to look down on him because he is simple saying that he has money and contacts.
“About seven Nigerian governors are backing my governorship project, and I am determined to help PDP win this election”, he added.