Ezeemo declares Anambra 2021 governor bid under PDP
Erstwhile national leader of Progressive People’s Alliance, PPA, Mr Godwin Ezeemo, has declared interest to contest for governorship under the People’s Democratic Party, PDP come 2021 general elections.
This came as he donated a 13 million naira Toyota Hummer bus to the PDP, Anambra State chapter at the state Secretariat Awka.
Addressing the state working committee of the party, Ezeemo, a two-time gubernatorial candidate in Anambra state, said that he was confident in the transparency of the PDP’s primary elections as demonstrated in the previous elections. He maintained that his determination to govern Anambra state was passion-driven as a result of his experience as a two-decade resident of the United Kingdom.
“We are suffering here. Everyone of us regardless of our status. This is because we lack selfless and passionate leaders with the discipline it requires to govern this state well. I have what it takes.
“I relocated from the society where things work to my village because I could no longer bear to stay back and watch things fall apart in my fatherland when I know I have what it takes to do better and turn things around.
“The PDP has proven to me severally that they do not cut corners while conducting primaries and that is why they have had my support since last year that I joined,” he said.
Responding to questions from newsmen later, Ezeemo confirmed that over 5000 PPA members had decamped from PPA and were getting registered into PDP.
Responding, the chairman, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra state chapter, Sir Ndubuisi Nwobu, thanked Ezeemo for identifying with the party. He announced that Ezeemo had been one of the top supporters of the PDP since he joined the party, adding that he was the first to give the party in Anambra state a car.
Nwobu stated that he wooed Ezeemo into PDP because he saw how much effort he had put into community development as an individual and knew that, if given a better platform, he would do more.
The PDP state chairman assured Ezeemo of a level playing ground during the primaries while stating that the delegates to feature during the primaries would be announced long before the D-day.
Among Ezeemo’s entourage to the event were Anambra state chairman of the PPA, Sir Daniel Igbokwubili flanked by the women leader of PPA, Mrs. Tina Onwuzuluike, the party’s treasurer, Mrs Ndidi Okoye Okoye, the party’s deputy chairman, South, Hon. Ifeanyi Odikaesieme and the party’s publicity secretary, KenechukwuOnwuzo. They also pledged their resolve to join Ezeemo in actualising his governorship dream.
Addressing the PDP state executive, Igbokwubili said, “I trust PDP on its stand for fairness and transparency. The voice of people is voice of God. I believe that if you give him support to emerge as candidate of this party, we shall surely work with you to capture the Anambra state seat of power. PDP has the capacity to win 2021 gubernatorial poll. “We have a vibrant state party executive and members which will give PDP maximum support.”