Anambra 2021 guber race: I’m not afraid of PDP bigwigs – Ezeemo
By Lawrence Nwimo
A front-line gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Godwin Ezeemo says he is not afraid of the profiles of his fellow PDP contestants for the November 6 election in Anambra state.
Mr. Ezeemo said this in an exclusive chat with Orient Weekend, stating that he is in a better position to win the election if given the nod by PDP after the party primary.
The Umuchu born industrialist maintained that most of the aspirants are not familiar with the political terrain in the state in contrast with his person that has traversed the nooks and crannies of the state. He said its only few aspirants that possess little knowledge of the state stating that even the said aspirants have issues hanging around their necks.
“As a team player, I don’t have anyone to fear. No doubt, they all have their strengths, but going by the evidence of what people have done, none of them can match me. I’ve traversed the entire state, 2013, 2016 till date. If you go to the far northern part of the state, for example, the Nzam area or Innoma, and mention Godwin Ezeemo, they will tell you I’m a grassroots person. I met them not just because of politics but purely because of my social entrepreneurial and philanthropic work,” he said.
Ezeemo expressed optimism at clinching the PDP guber ticket having studied the existing structure that dances to his favor as against the previous elections in the state. “The structure I have now is stronger than the ones I had with previous parties. You can’t compare PPA with PDP which is a known party.
“Anambra is a three-party, if not two-party state. If I’m running under PDP and everything is done very well, there is no reason I won’t clinch the ticket to Agu Awka, unless God doesn’t want it.
He believes that the number of aspirants vying for the governorship position in the state is not bad but a clear indication that the state has got a lot of people that have what it takes to manage the state.
Ezeemo maintained that he had preferred and would choose to play decent politics irrespective of the indecent politics often played out by his colleagues. He explained that governors who are products of indecent politics or bad systems can never produce something different from a similar system. that brought them in.