By Onuora Aninwobodo
A former Anambra State Commissioner for Environment, Ifedi Okwenna, has joined the race for the Nov. 6, governorship election in the state and pledged to improve the state Internally Generated Revenue and address the over 70 Billion state debt, if elected governor
Okwenna made the promise while speaking with newsmen after obtaining his nomination and expression of interest forms at the PDP national secretariat on Monday in Abuja
Okwenna said that his mantra is building an “innovative Anambra” with 27 innovative plans, including building new Akwa city, ICT and agricultural development.
The aspirant in the November 6 Anambra governorship election, promised to build a new state capital befitting the South-East state.
He pledged to partner with African Development Bank for the state agricultural projects and other funding source for ICT projects.
Asked if he would be ready to work for PDP if he did not win the party’s ticket, Okwenna said he would work for the party and the candidate if the primary was free and fair.
Okwenna maintained that it is the turn of Anambra south to get the party’s ticket.
He called for a level playing field for all aspirants to test their popularity at the June 26 primaries, noting that any attempt to impose a candidate would leave the party continuously in opposition in the state.