AWKAâ€”Candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) for the 6 FebruaryÂ 2010 governorship election in Anambra State, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife, has assured she would be mother to all Anambra people, including those contesting against her.
Speaking at the weekend, while introducing her running mate to newsmen, Dr. Mike Aghadinuno, Mrs. Ekweunife said she would give dividends of good governance to the people, stressing that she would use the dawn of good governance to deliver verifiable results.
â€œAnambra State hasÂ suffered what it has sufferedÂ not because of lack of democracy but because of abuse of democracy and apparent lack of good governance.
â€œI am out to correct these anomalies not by rhetoric but rather by action,â€ the PPA gubernatorial candidate assured.
According to her, the signpost of her capability to deliver good governance to the people included her emergence as the gubernatorial candidate through a keenly contested credible primary election where she beat known politicians.
Inyom Ekunife said she remained a balancing factor in the stateâ€™s political wrangling dictated and dominated by male politicians, being the only female candidate out of the 46 candidates contesting the governorship election.
â€œI am an Anglican by birth, Pentecostal by upbringing and Catholic by marriage and I am going to deploy the strength of those religions to deepen, entrench peace and stimulate prosperity in Anambra State for the benefit of the people.
â€œAs the Bible will say, old things are passed away because I represent a new beginning.â€ She said.
Advising the press to be fair in its reportage of the candidates running for the election, she pleaded that it should be fairer to her being the only female candidate.
Mrs. Ekwunife said although she had a lot of respect for the other candidates, she insisted that she was the best candidate forÂ for the job.
She said she was the only candidate to have toured the whole 326 wards in the state, mobilizing supporters.