Twenty-four hours after Channels Television organised a debate for five aspirants in the Anambra governorship election, we have compiled 10 major quotes from the candidate of the Progressives People’s Alliance (PPA), Mr Godwin Ezeemo.
Others who participated in the debate include incumbent governor Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA); Tony Nwoye of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Oseloka Obaze of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); and Osita Chidoka of the United Progressive Party (UPP).
Read the quotes below:
“I have seen that we are lacking in all fields despite the fact that Anambrarians have got the best brains all over the world.; what are we going to do?…”
“We have relied so much on certificate and we are failing because I am an industrialist, I have seen that 70% of our graduates are not employable; it’s only about 30%…”
“Anambra State is wallowing in trouble, we are all in trouble and, therefore, we need good spirited individuals, we need people who are selfless, we need people who can even offer their entire life for the Anambra people…”
“Majority of the people in Anambra state are wobbly, you can’t really hold them to any point because nobody is sincere, no matter the level where you find them…”
“I told Anambraians that the problem we have here is that of mindset, we need to change it. We need a leader who will be upright to be in the forefront…”
“Anambra state, as we know, is a trade-driven economy and if we have a trade-driven economy, we can boost it. The way we will boost it is for us to start immediately to provide an enabling environment to encourage our brothers who are out there yearning to come home but they do not have the environment where to plug in when they come…”
“I have already found out that a lot of power sent to us within Anambra State are not used at all because the whole distribution network is faulty, someone has got to get this thing working…”
“In Anambra state, we do not need to import now. We will import but not very large, we have to generate what we need here immediately – we need to get people now to invest in agriculture and start generating what we call raw materials as well as food for the people…”
“We need an airport but the type of airport we need is not an airport that will be built with $2billion; in building an airport, I do not believe that we have to incur debt that our children are not going to be able to pay in the next 50 years…”
“IPOB is here, the agitation is here; we’ve got to face it … IPOB emanated out of the fact that the South Easterners have been marginalised, particularly in this administration – these youths are there and what they are saying, you cannot take it away; it has to be addressed…”