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A former Governor of old Anambra State, Jim Nwobodo has asserted that despite party affiliation, he opted to endorse the governorship aspiration of Dr. Peter Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State, because his manifesto shows deep understanding of issues confronting the state, adding that his interaction with the candidate confirmed it.
‘Mbah’s manifesto is not just rhetoric; it is a working document, with plans of action and timelines for delivery. Who among the candidates has demonstrated that ability in practical terms?’ Nwobodo asked.
While addressing reporters at his country home in Amaechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South Council, ahead of Saturday’s governorship and state Assembly elections, Nwobodo rallied the people of the state to vote Mbah, stressing that he would bring back Enugu to the status of the capital of the old Eastern Region and the capital of the South East.
The former governor, who went down memory lane to recall how he managed the old Anambra State with ‘an entrepreneurial mindset’ to deliver dividends to the people, who gave him the mandate, stressed that he has confidence in Mbah’s ability to move the state forward without being clannish.
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‘I am, today, standing behind another entrepreneur, who is passionate and desirous of delivering on his mandate. His manifesto is a practical working document. He is ready to hit the ground running. He is not just an intelligent theorist; he has practically demonstrated his ability to deliver by building an oil and gas marketing business from ground zero to a dominant institution that has overtaken multinational oil marketing companies in Nigeria.
‘Mbah’s plan of action includes innovative governance, which would surely excite youths. He plans to adopt the same disruptive innovation, which saw Pinnacle Oil and Gas overtake its multinational competitors to change lives of civil servants and teachers. To make civil service and teaching attractive careers,’ Nwobodo said.
The Eastern Updates reports that the election will be coming up this weekend.