Valentine Ozigbo, the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party for the November 6 Anambra guber election, on Saturday, September 25, 2021, revealed his plan to transform the Omambala area into the biggest agricultural hub in the country if elected governor.
Mr Ozigbo revealed his Ka Anambra Chawapu blueprint when he visited Anambra East Local Government Area as part of the ongoing PDP campaign tours to the 21 LGAs in the state.
While speaking at a rally held at St Mary’s Catholic Church field, Aguleri, Ozigbo expressed worry over the failure of the current state government to give the Omambala area the attention it deserves.
According to the world-class business mogul, the Omambala area, which is the food basket of the state, has remained a mere subsistence farming zone, “even when one of your own occupies the position of number one citizen in the state”.
“By the grace of God, my administration will concentrate greater efforts, attention and resources on areas with unique economic potentials, such as the Omambala area,” Ozigbo pledged.
“We want to harness the agricultural and tourism potentials of the Omambala area and ensure that it become viable sources of internally generated revenue.
“The four local government areas, which Anambra East is, one, will be an agricultural hub that will go beyond mere production to processing of agricultural produce.
“My dear people, I will not abandon any project left uncompleted in your area by my predecessor. My government will bring transformation here and do everything your son and brother could not do for you. I’m in the race to wipe your tears,” Ozigbo assured.
A prominent political leader in Anambra East LGA, Chief Ejike Oguebego, who serves as the Director of Inter-party and Intra-party Affairs for the PDP Governorship Campaign Organisation, expressed confidence that Ozigbo and PDP would emerge victorious at the polls.
“When we started this journey, I told people that Valentine Ozigbo would win the PDP primary election, and he did. Today, he is standing before you with a promise to make your life better if elected governor. I can assure you that by March 2022, he will be inaugurated as governor through your hard work and prayers,” Chief Oguebego, a former Anambra State Chairman of the PDP, said.
The event, one stop in a 21 local government tour that began last week, attracted thousands of party faithful and supporters, was attended by a host of PDP leaders, lawmakers, members and directors of the PDP Governorship Campaign Organisation.
Valentine Ozigbo is the founder of the Valentine Chineto Ozigbo (VCO) Foundation, a philanthropic endeavour that focuses on youth empowerment and capacity building that has given thousands of scholarships and business grants to youths. Ozigbo has sponsored several programmes that directly impact the youth through his foundation like Anambra Talent UNLOCKED, Walk4Health, Walk4Peace, Freestyle Football competitions, and several others.
Ozigbo is also the Chairman of Feet and Tricks Limited, the biggest promoter of Freestyle Football in Africa in partnership with the World Freestyle Football Association. The company is the exclusive host of the annual Nigerian Freestyle Football Competition and the African Freestyle Football Competition.