Godwin Chukwunaenye Ezeemo, Progressive People’s Alliance’ gubernatorial candidate in the 2017 anambra gubernatorial election has initiated what he calls “returning power to the people” by permitting his campaign organisation to hold fund raising luncheons in his honour.
During the maiden edition of the exercise which held recently at Golden Tulip Hotel, Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos State, Ezeemo charged the over 2000 Anambrarians in attendance with the need to be more conscious and actively involved in the political process in their mother state, Anambra.
He reminded them that not being seriously concerned over the political sphere is the reason they have, in the magnanimity of the business acumen they are endowed with, remained “at the mercy of the mediocre, selfish and wicked who take politics as a means of livelihood and engage in all forms of unholy alliances which divert public funds to private pockets thereby robbing the state of basic infrastructure.”
Describing this status quo as “mmegide”(oppression), Ezeemo said that he is resolved to see this stop and enjoined all Anambra people ;in diaspora entrepreneurs, public servants alike “to support the Anambra can be better project financially to be a stakeholder and to vote in PPA if they wish for an Anambra that will have just the enabling environment that will make investing at home (which is cheaper) attractive unlike what is obtainable presently.”
Outlining his blueprint, GCE announced that his administration would provide free and wholistic education from primary one to JSS 3; civics, the bible and patriotism returned in a more indigenous way to the classroom and character taught through folklores as of old.
“Why can’t we teach the sciences in Igbo?,” Ezeemo asked?
He also promised laying the foundation for constant, cheap and renewable electric power, constant and standard youth empowerment projects, ultra-modern farm settlements as well as social justice if voted in as governor come November 18, 2017.
Dr Chira Obiora Uzochukwu, the DG of Ezeemo campaign said that though the event was impromptu, the purpose was achieved.
“The purpose is to sensitise the people of Anambra State in Lagos State to make imput and own the Anambra can be better project. People were happy and came with their whole heart to give to the society by donating whatever they have in making anambra state better through Ezeemo government.
“Anambra state has been badly managed especially within these four years. The state is endowed with huge natural and Human Resources but it is eating like beggars. We need someone that will give best quality of governance it deserves,” he said.
He said that Ezeemo has promised single tax window, development of the inland water ways to make it easy to move goods straight from the ocean to improve business dealing and make the environment attractive enough to draw down Anambrarians in diaspora back to anambra state.
Chairman of the organising committee Chief Ike Aniakor told the press that he was satisfied with the outcome of the event. He shared his zeal for the Godwin Ezeemo for governor a.k.a Anambra can be better Project and disclosed that the zeal has been spread abroad among those present at the event “which was shown in the accolades on Ezeemo that precede every of the several donations that evening.”
Anaiakor encouraged all to ensure they convince their neighbours to vote in PPA. He made his own donation while another donate towards booking for prayers during church service for a peaceful and free and fair election in the state.
A Lagos based business man, David Okutalukwe, from Neni, the chief launcher, after making impressive submissions about his experience with Ezeemo donated 2 million naira.
He said that if things are to be done they should be done, Ezeemo is the must humble and reliable contestant of the lot.
In his words, “When someone is coming from a humble and unknown background, he is coming to serve. Good countries don’t want someone coming to rule; they want someone that is coming to serve.
“Ezeemo is a grassroots person, tenacious and hardworking and that is the type of person we want as governor,” he said.
The colourful and energised event which stretched way into the night with a lot of power point and video presentations also had in attendance, Igwe Gabosky, the chairman of the event; Chief Hyginius Models Ezeamama, and Chief Robinson Adibe Okonkwo.