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A daughter to the late former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekweme, Lady Chidi Onyemelukwe has joined the more than a dozen aspirants gunning for the governorship of Anambra State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Shortly after submitting her expression of interest and nomination forms at the party’s secretariat, Abuja, the outspoken lady politician said she towers above other aspirants seeking the ticket of the PDP in the June 26 governorship primaries and believes she has what it takes to the elections to Agu Awka.
Lady Onyemelukwe described women as special, innovative, and daring, adding that in spite of the brand of politics play in this part, she has no godfather but ‘the Almighty God’ whom she believes would never fail her.
She said; ‘If you are talking of heavyweight if we are put on a scale, I believe I am heavier than everyone else.
‘As I said, I have a lot to offer. I have a passion for selfless service and Godly service. I believe I stand out because l have the DNA of PDP. I am a core party woman from inception.
‘New things are happening, the world is changing. Women are coming up in different places. Anambra state already has two women senators, which is unknown in the rest of Nigeria. It has never been done elsewhere,’ she said.
When quizzed asked about her plans for women and children in the state if elected, Lady Onyemelukwe said, ‘it is the person who wears the shoes that knows where it pinches. As a woman and a mother, I believe that I am in a better position to know what is best not just for the children and women but for the men as well because I am also a wife, daughter, and sister.’
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