By Gabriel Chy Alonta
A frontline gubernatorial aspirant under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Godwin Ezeemo has accused the Anambra state government of neglecting investors and stakeholders in the state. According to him, the state government was only interested in collecting taxes and revenues from business owners and investors.
Ezeemo, who said this in an exclusive interview with Orient Daily in his Awka office, decried that Governor Willie Obiano’s led administration was not interested on how businesses cope or survive the somewhat unfriendly environment in the state.
He also disclosed that the government doesn’t support their stakeholders and who have their businesses domiciled in the state. “The only thing they are interested in is your taxes. How you cope is none of their business”, he said while calling for more support, more friendly policies to investors and others doing their business in the state.
Speaking on the November 6 gubernatorial election in the state, the business mogul boasted that he had the capacity to contain the many aspirants eying the party’s primary. He said: “All the aspirants are good, but none of them is experienced. Most of them are not familiar with the political terrain in the state. Just very few, and those few, have some issues holding them. The other ones, we’ll match them for anything they do.
“But there’s something going for me, and that is, I have been in this state since 2012. I live here and I traverse the nooks and crannies of the state. I started with ACN which metamorphosed to APC. You can recall I contested with Ngige and because things were not done the way it was supposed to be done, I lost out.
“As a team player, I don’t have anyone to fear. No doubt, they all have their strength, but if it is the evidence of what people have done, none of them can match me. But our situation here is different. People are voted based on how much they are able to dispense. It’s really very sad for our society”.
He, however, opined that it was not wrong to have numerous aspirants, saying “It is an indication that Anambra state has got a lot of people that have what it takes to manage the state. Everyone has got his vision and ambition on how to go about his own”.
When asked if the 2021 gubernatorial would be his last, the former People’s Progressive Party stalwart and leader said, “We wouldn’t know, until when we get to the bridge, we’ll decide”.