A governorship aspirant in the Anambra state November 6 election under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Rommy Okoli on Tuesday dismissed insinuations of anointed candidate in the party.
He said neither the state governor, Willie Obiano nor any of the party leaders have endorsed any of the aspirants ahead of the primary.
Addressing reporters in Awka, the state capital, the guber hopeful described himself as the ‘New Face of ServIce to Humanity’, pledging to consolidate on the achievements of current government.
He said, “For me, there’s no anointed candidate. Obiano as a leader of the party, has never told us that he has anointed candidate nor has any other person in the leadership hierarchy.
“We’re already in the race. If by providence I’m favored, I’ll carry the party flag successfully. And if I’m not favored, I’ll remain APGA for life.”
Okoli explained that his decision to contest for the exalted seat followed a message he got from God, adding that he would rely heavily on that divine call to run his administration if elected.
He added, “Beloved, remember that the naked need to be clothed and the afflicted need comfort. Think of the sick, the poor, the hungry, the motherless babies, orphans, widows, the less privileged and the hopeless. Show them love, mercy and do something good today for a better society.
“The above is a clear unmistakable message I got from God before I decided to enter the governorship race and I must state here for posterity sake that my administration shall rely heavily on that divine premise in the day to day
administration of Anambra State.
“Under my watch as the governor of Anambra State, never again shall the cry of the poor be forsaken. I will wipe away the tears of Ndi Anambra who have suffered for so long.”
Okoli listed a 10-point agenda his administration would pursue to include road construction and rehabilitation with drainages, provision of free medical services and improved health care delivery system and free antenatal available to pregnant women.
“I will also set up 21 Referral Clinics in the 21 Local Government Areas of the state and hand them over to missions which have done so well in the management of the schools returned to them by the government.
“Under my watch as Anambra State governor, I will employ qualified medical doctors, nurses and other professionals in the health sector for all the General Hospitals in the state.
“Functional ambulances would also be provided for the hospitals so that during emergency, patients can quickly be evacuated. Power supply will be available to the hospitals 24/7. Rehabilitation of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary school’s education facilities.
“Security of lives, property, infrastructural development and general improvement of the standard of living. Sustenance of the laudable ‘Choose your Project Initiative’ of Sir, Dr Willie Obiano’s government in all the communities in the state. Produce and implement a Master Plan on markets and urban development, affordable housing and erosion control.
“Employment of Youths, Empowerment of Women, Poverty Alleviation, ICT, Developmental Transformation, Sports Development with construction of mini stadium in each of the 21 Local Government Areas.
“Easy access to land for agriculture, provision of soft loans and farm
implements to farmers and agro based industries. Stomach Infrastructure: I shall institute a weekly ‘Hour of Mercy and House of Charity’ program in every community termed ‘Charity Kitchen to feed the hungry. It will be an interdenominational Evangelical Ministry,” he noted.