Over 500 members of the MoFugas, a strong political structure in Anambra
State formerly with the governorship candidate of the Peoples
Progressive Alliance (PPA), Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, has collapsed its
structure to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr.
Obaze, ahead of the election on November 18th.Speaking during
the event, leader of the group,Mr. Shedrack Anakwue, said their
decision to join Mr. Obaze’s campaign was influenced by their desire to
support the best and most qualified candidate and a party that is widely
tipped to win the election. He said the number that attended the event
was only a select few as many more were out in the field.
remarks, Mr. Obaze, a former United Nations official and the immediate
past SSG of Anambra thanked the visibly excited group for its timely
support reminding them that the party now has the best opportunity to
win Anambra State. The Public Policy expert restated his commitment to
keying Anambra State into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of
the United Nations by reviving the Anambra Integrated Development
Strategy (ANIDS) used by the Peter Obi administration to achieve the
MDGs but abandoned by the current government.
In his words
“the problem of most government in Nigeria including the current
government in Anambra State is that government policies are
transaction-driven not public-interest driven, governance is about
adding value and service delivery”.He further stressed that no community
will be left behind in his administration insisting that he will
conduct local government elections in the State in the first six months
in office if elected. Obaze also underlined the need for development
human capital via robust education funding.
Receiving them, a
Chieftain of the PDP and former Commissioner for Information Anambra
State, Chief Joe-Martins Uzodike, commended the group for making one of
the wisest decisions in its recent history urging them to go out to the
field and work for the success of the party at the forthcoming election.
He told the group that they will be officially received in a formal
event organized by the party soon.