The traditional ruler of Awka – Etiti in Idemili- South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Angus Ojukwu , has joined the November 18th governorship race in the state. Ojukwu said he would contest the poll on the platform of the Mega Progressive Peoples Party (PPP).
He described the administration of Governor Willie Obiano as visionless, adding that, that informed his ambition to aspire to take over from Obiano.
Declaring his ambition during a ceremony he organised in his country house in Awka – Etiti , in the presence of the State Executive Council of the MPPP led by Simon Anidike , party faithful , town folks and well- wishers , Ojukwu reeled out a 10 – point agenda which , he said, would form his blueprint for the governance of Anambra State, if elected.
The 10 – point agenda include free and compulsory primary and secondary education , free maternal /child care , electricity for all , potable water for all , adequate security network, industrialisation, infrastructural development, employment generation , agriculture and investment.
He asked the people of the state to support him, stating that only the MPPP had what it takes to take Anambra State to the land of glory.Ojukwu , who was the immediate past Assistant National Secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance , said if elected under the umbrella of the MPPP, he would sustain the tempo of security in Anambra and go further to improve it.
In his remarks , the Anambra State Chairman of the party , Anidike , told the gathering that Ojukwu was qualified and well- equipped to govern Anambra State.
Our correspondent learnt that Ojukwu , whose status as the monarch of Awka Etiti , is still contentious , is the son of the late traditional ruler of the community.