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PDP only party with magic wand to win Anambra poll – Onyemelukwe

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A People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in the Anambra November election, Lady Chidi Onyemelukwe, on Tuesday said electing a candidate with integrity, credibility and accountability was a critical factor for the party to regain power in the state.

She described PDP as the only party with the magic wand to restore leadership trust and transform the state.

Addressing party delegates at Njikoka local government area of the state, Onyemelukwe, daughter to the former Nigerian Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, promised to sustain and surpass her father’s legacy of integrity and accountability, if elected. 

She urged the delegates to vote for her based on competence and passion for good governance, promising not to betray the confidence reposed in her.

She said, “As delegates, you are the ones to make the desired change by voting the right person with the fear of God and who will lead us for the next eight years.

“My father lived a life of integrity and I cannot afford to betray that name. It is better I do not contest at all, than win and bring ridicule to the party.

“My goal is to sustain my father’s legacy, and if possible, surpass him. As one of the founding fathers of PDP, he knew the reason behind its formation and that is why he stood by the party till his death.

“Do not vote for me based on my beautiful face, but based on my heart. If my DNA is tested, it will show that of Ekwueme. 

She added, “Of all the 16 aspirants in PDP, none of us has promised to steal money to build houses in Dubai if elected. Rather, we are promising to work, to build roads, hospitals, schools, provide employment for the youths, and other things.

“We need a leader who will restore trust and confidence in leadership. We need to put someone we can trust, irrespective of money and fame. We must say no to a leader who will embezzle our money and hoard our palliatives.

“For me, PDP remains the only party to beat. I’m privileged to know the secret behind its formation and I cannot afford to abandon it to go to any other.”

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