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How I’ll transform Anamabra, by Obaze

The People’s Demo­cratic Party (PDP) candidate in the No­vember 18 Anambra State governorship election, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, has said that he would herald an era of self-sufficiency and afflu­ence in the state if elected into office.
At a media interaction in Abuja, Obaze identified in­genuity and creativity on the path of government as nec­essary ingredients for eco­nomic development and the well-being of the populace.

Obaze who won PDP pri­maries on Monday, August 28, 2017, urged the national leadership of the party to quickly bring all the aspi­rants who vied for the ticket together to ensure victory in the election.

He said that he had per­sonally begun to reach out to the aspirants.

On his leadership style, Obaze said that he would bring ingenuity to bear on governance in Anamabra in order to ensure that the peo­ple’s needs are met in spite of the current economic hard­ship in the land.

Obaze said that he would give priority to agriculture, education, security, employ­ment, and youth empower­ment, among others, adding that he would also improve on the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state without belabouring the people.

The governor-to-be said that no individual, business enterprise or corporation will be burdened with dou­ble taxation or excessive tax­ation and further promised to expand opportunities for wealth creation.

He said if elected, his era would be characterised by the creation of a better busi­ness environment to in­crease production through the provision of alternative energy, good roads and a well-secured state.

Obaze polled 672 votes to defeat Chief Alex Obiog­bolu, who scored 190 votes to come second and Dr. If­eanyi Ubah with 94 votes, for third place, in the party primaries held at Prof. Dora Akunyili Women Develop­ment Centre, Awka.

Four other aspirants in­cluding Chief John Emeka, Afodike Akaolisa, Senator Stella Oduah and Ms Linda Ikpeazu withdrew from the race over allegations of ir­regularities in the list of del­egates.

Obaze served as Secretary to State Government (SSG) between June 12, 2012 and June 8, 2015 under former Governor Peter Obi, whose tenure ended on May 29, 2015, and briefly with in­cumbent Governor, Willie Obiano.


Oseloka Obaze, MD & CEO

Oseloka Obaze, MD & CEO

Mr. Obaze is the former Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State, Nigeria from 2012 to 2015 - MD & CEO, Oseloka H. Obaze. Mr. Obaze also served as a former United Nations official, from 1991-2012, and as a former member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, from 1982-1991.

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