An aspirant in the Anambra State 2021 governorship election, under platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Johnbosco Onunkwo, said he has entered covenant with the people to liberate the state, even with his life.
Onunkwo, who spoke to his supporters at the Johnbosco Onunkwo Foundation, Awka, shortly before declaring to contest for the position at the APC Secretariat, said it is time for the liberation of Anambra people from bad governance.
“It is time for a servant leader to enter the government house and if I am elected, all of you will be liberated. If I don’t do that, let thunder fire me.
“I have entered a covenant with you. This is beginning of liberation, this is beginning of emancipation. Remember you have a covenant with Johnbosco Onunkwo. Every party man and woman will be liberated if I entered government House and if there is no money, I will devote my security vote to the party.
I swear with my life, God knows my heart, God knows my source and God knows where I am coming from. Remember your children, remember your future, and remember that things are hard and that is why we need a servant leader that must be truthful, loyal and honesty to us and I am the person” he said.
He told the supporters that he was coming out to win election and not to try as some are doing, noting that he has the wherewithal to win election for APC in Anambra.
Declaring his intention to run for governorship of the state before State Working Committee, at the Party’s Secretariat Awka, Onunkwo urged the party officials to give the ticket to him as a sellable person.
According to him, the day APC ticket is given to him that marks the beginning of the party to occupy Agu Awka Government House.
He also reiterated that he was entering a covenant with Anambra People through the party to liberate the state from bad governance.
“I am really prepared for the party and I am ready to lead APC to victory. If party ticket is given to me, others parties structure in the state would be collapsed” he said.
Responding, the state Party chairman, Chief Basil Ejidike, assured that the party in state would conduct credible, free and fair primary to produce its flag bearer.
According to Ejidike, the party cannot impose any candidate on members, saying any person who emerges as a candidate is one acceptable by all.
“I am committed to ensuring that APC take over the government of Anambra. Whatever that had happened in the past cannot be repeated in the state again, we cannot compromise our chances for any reason this time.
APC today is not of yesterday, we have left Egypt to the Promised Land, “he said.