The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard bearer in the November 6 governorship election, Mr Valentine Ozigbo has promised to partner with the church in his bid to make democracy dividends available to Ndi Anambra.
Mr Ozigbo made this promise when he attended a forum of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference held in Enugu at Holy Ghost Cathedral which was hosted by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria.
The PDP candidate said that the primary purpose of seeking elective offices is to fundamentally serve the people.
Mr Ozigbo, a respected business leader and inspirational figure stressed the need for politicians to ensure that the core values of the church – peace-building, compassion, and community – are reflected in politics.
“The church has a significant role to play in shaping the way politicians behave and by so doing, shape the politics of the country,” Ozigbo, a multiple-award-winning global CEO, said.
“Catholics and indeed all Christians who are politicians must, therefore, strive to ensure that values which form the doctrines and traditions of the church, are reflected in their leadership for the good of all.
“I came into politics because I believe I am led to serve my people. That is all there is to my race for the governorship. I have a dream bigger than me or any one person, and it is the dream to bring a real and positive transformation to Ndi Anambra.
“I pledge to work with the church on programmes in healthcare and education which benefit all people in the society whether they are Catholics or not. That spirit of inclusiveness will permeate my government if I am elected,” Ozigbo declared.