By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
Daughter of second Republic Vice President, late Dr Alex Ekweme and legal practitioner, Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe has formally joined the Anambra State governorship election coming up November 6, this year, declaring that she has a lot to offer the state if given the mandate.
Lady Onyemelukwe, while submitting her nomination and expression of interest forms at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, headquarters in Abuja, pointed out that she is politically heavier that all other aspirants in the race.
The governorship aspirant described women politicians as special, innovative daring.
She however said that she doesn’t have any god father, stressing that Almighty God is her God father.
According to her, “If you are talking of heavy weight, if we are put on scale I believe I am heavier than everyone else.
“As I said I have a lot to offer. I have passion for selfless service and Godly service.
“I believe I stand out because l have DNA of PDP . I am a core party woman from inception.
“Yes, new things are happening, the world is changing. Women are coming up in different places . Anambra state already have two women senators, which is unknown in the rest of Nigeria. It has never been done elsewhere. In Anambra.
“We the women are special and innovative and we are daring. This time, it will be different and we will see the difference, the a woman can make it”, she said.
Asked about her plans for women and children in the state if elected Governor, Lady Onyemelukwe said, “ It is the person who wears the shoes that knows where it pinches. As a woman and a mother, I believe that I am in a better position to know what is the best not just for the children and women but for the men as well, because I am also a wife and daughter and a sister..
“I think the most important thing is education, we need to educate our children. We need our children to have quality and affordable education. That is the most important thing.
“In that way, we are training the next generation and the generations to come. “The world is moving on, it is not about moving along with them but us catching up and then moving on.
“We need to harness women. Anambra women are strong. As I said we already have two senators out of three. We need to harness our women in terms of having industrial clusters, SMEs. That is my niche and I did served as Special Assistant to the former president on SMEs in his first tenure. So look out for what Anambra is going to be in the next few years”, she said.