… faults ban on okada riders
Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Former governorship aspirant in the 2013/2014 Anambra governorship elections Chief Peter Nwosu has said his ambition to govern the state is not stillborn yet as he aspires to administer the state come 2022.
Nwosu said that he willingly relinquished his governorship ambition as well as collapsed his structure for the incumbent Chief Willie Obiano to become governor even though he was a serious contender in the election.
The oil and gas magnate who spoke with select journalists at the government house Awka at the weekend, exuded so much confidence saying that his aspiration to govern Anambra state would come to fruition as he has what is required to drive the state towards economic prosperity.
Nwosu who is a native of Nnewi-North local government area, expressed worry over the proposed ban on commercial cyclists called Okada riders in local parlance, saying that if he becomes the state governor, he would not plunge the masses into abject poverty by denying them their means of livelihood. Instead, he would apply the strategy of the Enugu state government by restricting their operations to the hinterlands and not banning them outright.
The Nnewi-born business mogul who also has an eye for the Anambra-south senatorial seat in the National Assembly, disclosed further that he intends to run for senate in 2019 if given the ticket by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and that he was adequately prepared to slug it out with the likes of Ifeanyi Ubah, Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu and a host of others from the zone.
He however extolled Governor Obiano’s security feat in the state noting that Nnewi-North was calm and peaceful devoid of security breaches.