My Mission To Anambra Gov’t House Divinely Inspired…Apostle Okoli
Chief Rommy Okoli, an aspirant in the Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra says his decision to contest for the election is a response to divine call.
Okoli disclosed this during a public declaration of his aspiration in Awka on Tuesday.
The former Nnewi South Local Government Area Chairman said nobody has anointed any contestant for the ticket of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
He said neither Gov. Willie Obiano nor anybody in the party had announced any preferred candidate.
Okoli said he was in the race with the conviction that APGA constitution would be allowed to guide the primary adding that he was the best candidate in the contest.
According to him, I am responding to a divine call to consolidate on the achievement of Gov. Willie Obiano and wipe the tears of the forsaken and poor in the state.
“The issue of anointed candidate in APGA has been debated and rested as far as I am concerned, APGA has a constitution, the Electoral Act is clear on how a primary election should be conducted and I am sure that our leaders will uphold it.
“There is no anointed candidate, Gov. Obiano who is the leader of the party has never told us that there is an anointed candidate, APGA hierarchy has not said it, so it should not bother anybody,” he said.
Okoli said if he won the primary and election proper, his administration would focus on road construction/rehabilitation, education, security, healthcare and youth/ women empowerment.
He said having Chaired a local government, he knew the importance of elected council officials, promising that he would clear every legal bottlenecks and conduct LG election within one year of swearing in.
He said Anambra South senatorial district should produce the next governor as agreed in rotation principle while urging those already holding elective office to keep their position and allow others to vie.
“I have the capacity, ideas, vision and contact to move Anambra forward and deliver my social contract with the people.
“I was part of the people that proposed rotation of government in Anambra under former governor Peter Obi, we campaigned and it was agreed by everybody that Anambra North should produce a governor in 2013.
” This time it is the time of Anambra South and I want to believe that every political party should produce their candidate from the South, my local government has not produced a governor in the past and I am the only one contesting from there.
“I want to appeal to those already holding elected office from the zone to shun greed and not contest the governorship so that others can take a shot,” he posited.