By: Chuks Collins, Awka
A front line governorship aspirant in the forthcoming Nov 6,2021 Anambra election -Dr Chukwudozie Nwankwo has describe poor leadership quality as the issue dragging the expected fast pace of development in the state down.
Nwankwo who addressed journalists in Awka yesterday noted that, “Anambra is richly endowed with people who are very creative and articulate.
” In the entire nation and even globally, most of the flourishing businesses are owned and managed by sons and daughters of Anambra state. That alone has singled us out from the crowd.
“But if you look at our infrastructure projections, it doesn’t translate to who we are and who we ought to be.
“Looking at the citizens of the state who were given the equivalent of only twenty naira by the federal authorities after the civil war irrespective of how much millions you had in the bank, just few years ago and where we are today explains clearly the intellectual industry God has endowed us with. We have been able to turn things hugely around at our individual and collective levels. But no one can say the same at the state level.
” Therefore what we need are people who have proved and justified themselves in their chosen fields of human endeavours to take over as leaders. That would enable us establish a guaranteed future for our children and coming generations. People who have verifiable pedigree and records to transform the state to a place of our dreams …”, the governorship hopeful pointed out.
Taken up on who to blame for poor state of affairs, Dr Nwankwo who is aspiring for the Anambra governorship seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress(APC) said, “well this is not an issue for a blame game or buck passing. It’s not the time for blame. The right thing now is to change the narratives and be able to come out boldly to chat new course for the future leaders and generations.
According to him, “.. that’s why I have always asked my friends; if not now, when? And if not us, who?”