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PDP aspirant rules out consensus candidate for Anambra guber poll

By Emmanuel Oloniruha

Professor Godwin Maduka, one of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) contenders in the November 6 ballot for governor of Anambra, ruled out the possibility of a candidate by consensus, ahead of the party’s primary elections.

Maduka, also founder of the Las Vegas Pain Institute and Medical Center in the United States, said this when speaking with reporters in Abuja on Tuesday after a stakeholder meeting.

He said it was unimaginable for any of the 16 candidates to step down before Saturday’s primaries.

“Some of the seekers will come to you and say, let’s talk. They will say, you don’t have to be in politics. What are you looking for?

“I’m going to tell them, are you going to take the title of governor and allow me to work?” I’ll let you do it.

“Let me work on my ten point agenda: education, ICT, agriculture, empowerment of women and youth, solar energy, transport and all that. I don’t think consensus is possible, ”he said.

Maduka, however, said he was prepared for the party’s primary elections, as judged by delegates, party loyalists and the electorate.

“I’ve been prepared my whole life because it’s part of who I am. I never really changed.

“Preparing for politics is knowing the people you come to serve. In Anambra today, everyone seems to enjoy my company. It’s not politics, it’s like a carnival. It is because I am among my people, ”he said.

Maduka said he does not plan to lose the primaries and state elections because he has crafted a plan of action to bring about positive change in the state.

He said his prayer was for God to make him governor of the state to work for him, the people of Anambra and Nigeria in general.

“I am running for governor and I have no intention of losing it because I prayed so much that I could change the things that I don’t like.

“I can’t just go ahead and change my city and the rest of the population is suffering.

“I want to start a movement in Nigeria to end tribalism. I don’t want to wait until all these tribalist people are dead, ”he said.

Maduka added that his faith told him that he would be allowed to work for the people.

“I don’t intend to lose. I am not God however. I will give him the opportunity to decide what is good for us. If it doesn’t work, who am I?

“But I pray to God to let me do this. I’m not just coming for Anambra, I’m coming for Nigeria, ”he added.

Maduka, who described the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) meeting with aspirants, party leaders and other state stakeholders as successful, added that they had all resolved their differences.

He described the outcome of the meeting as a good step for the PDP to secure the governor’s seat in the state.

He urged delegates to vote so he can make his dream for the state come true. (NAA)

(NAN)

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