An Igbo sociocultural group, Ndigbo United People’s Assembly (NUPA), has called on former governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the November 6 election in Anambra, Dr. Godwin Maduka, to get a suitable political party to contest for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
In a chat with newsmen today in Awka, after rising from a strategic meeting of the group, the National Leader, Prince Bartho Igwedibia, said the group wants Maduka to run because of his good track records, especially the great development he has brought to his community, Umuchukwu, in Orumba South LGA, he stressed that Maduka would replicate same in Anambra, if elected governor.
“Our choice of Godwin Maduka was because of his track records. One, Maduka is qualified academically to lead Anambra as governor. Secondly, he singlehandedly turned his community into a city of sort. He singlehandedly built court complex and quarters for judges, police station, world research center, civic center, among many other public facilities.
“He also built over two thousand houses for poor people in the state. He is the person that built St. Jude Pro-Cathedral, Immaculate Conception Church and Trinity Hospital, all in Umuchukwu, his home town.
“All these he did using his personal fund. It is our belief that Maduka is not seeking governorship position for monetary gain. His objective is to reposition the state by addressing infrastructural decay.
“NUPA beamed its search light on all the candidates gunning for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra, and agree that Maduka will do well in the socioeconomic development of the state,” he said.