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Senator Samuel Anyanwu, the 2023 Imo state gubernatorial candidate of the foremost opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday, asserted that the inferno of insecurity under his watch would be extinguished.
Anyanwu’s disclosure took place in Owerri, where he addressed newsmen after extending his thanks to PDP supporters in Oguta and Oru West local government areas ahead of the November 2023 gubernatorial election in Imo.
According to him, his commitment to becoming a sacrificial lamb is rooted in his determination to restore peace and sanity within the state.
According to the PDP governorship candidate, ‘I did not come out to be your Governor to destroy you, steal our taxpayers’ money, or enrich myself or few persons, but I have offered myself as a sacrificial lamb to restore peace, sanity, improve the economy, guarantee freedom of speech and movement of the less privileged and the downtrodden.’
‘I have come to seek your genuine partnership that will assist us to bring back the lost integrity, hospitality, conviviality, peace, unity, and cooperation to our state. It is painful how innocent youths are dealt with daily by those we gave our mandate, if we allow this opportunity of securing our state to slip off our palms, it will take us many years to recover from the damage the mistake will cause us.’
‘You may recall that when PDP was in power, there was peace, money circulated, businesses thrived, prices of food items in the state were affordable, there was no killing by both the state and non-state actors, Imo was rated the cleanest, and safest state in Nigeria. Our children won several awards, Imo took first position in JAMB, WAEC, and produced the highest number of first-class graduates; but today, Imo cannot boast of even number 10, everyone is currently devastated and angry without any possible hope of survival. However, under my watch as Governor, Oguta and Oru West will regain their lost dignity. Under me, nobody will use Oguta Lake for politics again.’ Anyanwu stated.
With the November 2023 gubernatorial election drawing near, the anticipation within the Imo community intensified as they looked forward to voting for a leader whose commitment to translating promises into action had been tested and proven.