Political leadership and delivering of good governance to the people is more suitable to young and active than the elderly because it is a serious business, former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi has explained.
Speaking at the Anambra PDP’s Reconciliation and Stakeholders Meeting at Awka, organized by Mr Valentine Ozigbo, Obi stated that it is important to elect into public offices, those who are still young and burning with youthful energy, adding that good governance is very demanding and can easily overwhelm any leader who is elderly and weak.
Congratulating Mr Ozigbo, who is Anambra PDP’s Gubernatorial Candidate, Obi said his emergence is simply the Will of God. Obi explained that Ozigbo’s youthful energy and zeal will help him to accomplish a lot for the State, if he is elected into office.
“I am convinced that Ozigbo can do the job when elected. He is young and energetic with so many accomplishments to his name. Governorship is not a job for the senile, neither is it retirement business.
“I became a Governor at the age of 43 and I know the giant strides made under my administration in all sectors of Anambra State. As a governor, you wake up in the morning and you keep walking and working till night. It is not an easy job,” Obi said.
Obi reminded Ozigbo that his job as a public office holder, when elected into office, is to build a better society and not to make people happy, advising public office holders and political leaders to always focus on investing in infrastructure, health, education, poverty alleviation etc and not be distracted by ‘trying to make everyone happy’.
He appealed to other gubernatorial aspirants on the platform of PDP to eschew animosity and join forces with the party to ensure PDP takes over Agu Awka in the coming elections.
He also urged all PDP stakeholders in the State to rally support for the party at the grassroots level to ensure that the party is victorious at polls.
Also commenting, Ozigbo pledged to serve the good people of Anambra State well and promised to surpass the achievements of Mr Peter Obi, if elected into office.
Appreciating their efforts, which he said, had helped form a solid base for the party in the State with respect to the coming elections, Ozigbo appealed to other gubernatorial aspirants who took part in PDP’s primaries to draw closer to the party and join forces to enable PDP win the elections.