Dr Chima Anyaso a governorship aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia state said that Nigeria needed a president with broad vision to address insecurity, economic collapse and corruption in 2023.
Anyaso stated this in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abakaliki. The PDP chieftain and governorship aspirant was in Abakaliki to grace a child dedication ceremony of Chief Ali Odefa, the PDP national vice-chairman, South-East zone.
According to him, Nigeria deserves a good and charismatic president in 2023.He added that the present leadership in the past seven years has not delivered the good dividends of democracy.”And for this reason, I believe that a president with a broad vision to address insecurity, economic collapse, and corruption is what Nigeria deserves.
“As the situation stands now, it is only the PDP that can rescue Nigeria from this disastrous fall. ‘We are waiting for our party, the PDP to make a firm decision on the next presidential candidate, and for the primary elections to be held, but until then, we will continue to push for a qualified and competent leader,”Anyaso said.
On his blueprint for the development of Abia state, he said that if elected in 2023 that his administration would focus on the successes of the past administrations while charting a new course for the immediate and future development of the state.He said: ” My philosophy is a futuristic one, I do not believe in looking back except of course if there is an important lesson from the past that will guide us into the future. “From the very first day in office, I will launch policies and programmes to address poverty, environmental degradation, education, and industrialisation.
“We will invest in innovation that will serve as the catalyst for all-round development. “My desire is that Abia state will be the centerpiece of the next phase of industrial development and economic revolution in Nigeria. “We will make strategic investments in technology and the creative economy.” We will restore productivity and engage young Abia indigenes in productive ventures.
“The government under my leadership will be focused on retooling the economy of Abia state; we will make strategic investments in rural and urban infrastructure and develop road networks that will serve hitherto underserved communities so that there will be access to farms and markets. “My government will build small manufacturing hubs so that productivity can be driven by centres that are interconnected. “My desire is to generate revenues through a small size cluster of production centers. “Of course, we will ensure that the power projects that are currently active will be the backbone of this industrial development.
“Under my leadership Aba will be a big production factory, we will return to the glory days of ‘made in Aba’ and on this promise, I will give everything to deliver.”Anyaso, a businessman said that his administration would make policies to support agriculture and create jobs. He added that the health sector would be overhauled to ensure qualitative health care service delivery in the state.”We will build new primary health centres while optimising the existing ones; we will strengthen our institutions to ensure that they are seamless in delivering services. “I will restore efficiency in government because I believe that is the only way we can create wealth. “I want to create new wealth in Abia, I want Abia to transition into a future economy backed by advanced technological innovations that will drive the production and delivery of goods and services to the entire nation and across Africa,” he added.
The aspirant expressed confidence in securing the governorship ticket of the PDP and winning the governorship election in his state.’Without being in government, I have consistently invested my time and resources in the welfare of Abia people through my foundation and in collaboration with other key stakeholders.” My desire is to see a new and prosperous Abia state; I want an opportunity to democratise success. I have been very privileged and through hard work to have seen progress and success in my business.” What gives me confidence is that I know what ‘Ndi-Abia’ want, I know their hopes and aspirations; I have visited every part of the state and I have spoken to stakeholders.” I am convinced that what Abia needs is a new leader and futuristic leadership that will serve the people with integrity and I represent the hope for a new Abia.” I am coming to lead with a new vision for Abia and this vision is in sync with millions of young Abia indigenes; the women, the professionals, and the elders.
“We have a new crop of young people who are seeking leadership they can connect with, they want a governor that can speak their language who can listen to their stories and someone who can shape their vision and mold their aspirations, that is who I am. “I am coming to the Abia government house to build a new culture for a new Abia, a culture of prosperity and hard work, and faith in our innate abilities to prosper as individuals and as collectives,” he said.