By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gorge Moghalu, has said his aspiration to become Governor of Anambra State in the November 6 governorship election, is hinged on his desire to restore the state back to what it should be as a leading light in the country.
Briefing journalists yesterday in Abuja, Moghalu, who is also the Director General of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), said he desires to change the narrative of the state, even as he expressed confidence that he has the capacity and determination to change the story of infrastructural development in Anambra.
Speaking further, Moghalu, who had contested the governorship seat of the state eighteen years ago on the platform of the All Nigerians Peoples Party (ANPP), said his desire to serve as Governor of Anambra State is not a new thing, having contested for governor in 2003.
“If I had stepped in in 2003 and I am still stepping in this 2021, that is almost 18 years gap”, he said.
While giving an insight into what he intends to do if elected Governor of Anambra on November 6, the APC chieftain, who was the chairman of the Board of NIGCOMSAT, said “I believe that quite a lot of things have not been done right, I believe that there are better alternatives, there are better ways to do a lot of things to change the story.
“But, as we get along when I will be able to unfold my manifesto, people will be able to understand exactly the driving force. But basically, there is determination and the desire to serve our people at that level of governance.
“That is without prejudice to the fact that I have responsibility, which I am doing my best to justify the confidence of the President who appointed me, and of my Minister who nominated me, of my family that have confidence in me and of my friends who expect much from me. Because I believe very strongly that to whom much is given, much is also expected.”
He assured that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) now has brother chances of winning the November 6 Anambra governorship election, considering the flagship projects being executed by the President Buhari led administration.
According to the DG NIWA, there is a new reawakening about APC in Anambra and South East today being a national party, adding that the fundamental point is not about the old narratives but about the new consciousness in the State.
“APC as you know is a national party, there is a new weakening, particularly in the South-east. But the fundamental point here is that it is not necessarily about the old narrative, it is about new consciousness.
“I keep telling people that we are going to go into that election with our report card. We are going to present what APC, as a government, has been able to do in the South-East and Anambra State in particular. We are going to put it side-by-side with what others have done.
“Again, we will also have to put side-by-side the credibility, the character, the capability, the capacity of whoever is going to fly the flag of the party. That is why it is important that the party takes into cognisance past experience, non exposure, capacity and ability to contest and win the election without a baggage”, Moghalu said.