A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming Anambra State Governorship Election slated for November 6, Dr Chidozie Nwankwo, says youths need to be gainfully employed to ensure peace and security in the state.
Dr Nwankwo stated this while addressing journalists after he submitted his Nomination and Expression of Interest forms at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
Dr Nwankwo, while urging the people of Anambra to consider those with a pedigree in leadership positions said the ruling party in the state, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is no match for the APC in the forthcoming election.
“My reputation in Anambra state, having been the head of the biggest markets in Onitsha because Onitsha controls all the elites that are the decision-makers in all the 177 communities. I have been a leader in Onitsha main market for 10 years.
“Within the 10 years of my reign, I brought a change that cannot be erased in 100 years going forward. I have been in the market and our popularity is indescribable. The legacy I left when I was the leader of the main market supersede any influence APGA has in Anambra state.
“Can I be honest with you? There has been absolute peace in Anambra state. Until a good leader gets to power. There will be a drastic change towards that agitation. If you read my manifesto, I am going to single Anambra out to become the industrial hub of Africa. And, millions of teaming youths will not have time to demonstrate when they are employed.
“I have done businesses in 7 countries of the world. I have been to Isreal about three times, I have been to Ethiopia with outstanding agricultural records. We are going to employ the best brains. In all my companies, I have always partnered with the best companies in the world. Why people failed in agriculture is because they don’t look for those with the pedigree. People with the records and experience to manage their entities. And that is why they failed. Why you do bring revolution to that direction in Agriculture,” he said.