Owerriâ€”Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, has called on Anambra women not to play second fiddle in next month’s governorship election in the state, noting that a woman as the leader of the state has performed better.
Mr Ben Onyechere, PPAâ€™s Publicity Secretary in a statement at the weekend, said â€œwhenÂ EtiabaÂ becameÂ Â GovernorÂ Â of Anambra,Â itÂ wasÂ easyÂ to see theÂ differenceÂ inÂ Â many ramifications, particularlyÂ securityÂ andÂ equitable distribution ofÂ amenities,Â andÂ heavensÂ didÂ notÂ fall.â€
According to him, â€œtheÂ womenÂ areÂ moreÂ inÂ numberÂ andÂ thereforeÂ are ofÂ moreÂ electoral value, bearingÂ inÂ mindÂ thatÂ theyÂ haveÂ sufferedÂ soÂ muchÂ withÂ theirÂ children,Â whoseÂ futureÂ isÂ bleak,â€ adding that the PPAâ€™s governorship candidate in the state, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife â€œcannotÂ affordÂ to play with herÂ responsibilityÂ to theÂ peopleÂ ofÂ Anambra,Â because itÂ will beÂ a bigÂ challenge to women.â€
â€œThe menÂ areÂ inÂ personalityÂ contestÂ Â rather thanÂ electioneeringÂ campaign.Â I amÂ veryÂ certainÂ andÂ fromÂ allÂ indications thatÂ the peopleÂ will notÂ listenÂ toÂ thoseÂ Â who are hiding behindÂ Ojukwu becauseÂ nobodyÂ hasÂ talkedÂ aboutÂ theÂ welfareÂ ofÂ the IgboÂ sinceÂ afterÂ theÂ civilÂ war,Â whichÂ in its selfÂ hasÂ notÂ beenÂ explained to theÂ Igbo till now,â€ he said.
He noted that â€œthe politicians inÂ AnambraÂ canÂ neverÂ haveÂ aÂ commonÂ meetingÂ groundÂ becauseÂ theyÂ allÂ Â relish inÂ Â theÂ ambitionÂ Â to amass moreÂ moneyÂ so asÂ to out do oneÂ another.â€
He noted that it was not â€œan achievementÂ toÂ buildÂ roadsÂ or hospital because it was theÂ statutoryÂ responsibilityÂ ofÂ anyÂ responsibleÂ government”.