Former House of Representatives member, Hon Charles Odedo has said the reason he joined the race for Anambra State governorship election was as a result of his desire to continue his excellent service beyond his federal constituency Odedo, who declared his intentions yesterday at his country home of Nnobi in Idemili South Local Government Area in Anambra, will contest the election scheduled for November 18, 2017 under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former House of Representatives member, who outlined the key areas he would focus on if elected the next governor of Anambra, believed that his track record of performance, education and experience would be great assets to his ambition.
He said his 10-point agenda were in the areas of security, agriculture, health, power, education, power, youth development, urban development, erosion control, oil and gas and infrastructure.
According to him, “Central to my 10-point agenda is the human capital development and empowerment, adding that the focus on people in everything we do will make us remain very relevant to the people.
“My agenda for the state is built upon all the potential, comparative advantages and capabilities, both human and material resources in order to create wealth, jobs, enabling environment for private sector, reduce poverty and empower the people.”
He decried the high school fees at the state university, saying it was unrealistic and too high for student at the rate of over N100, 000.
According to him, if something is not done, only the rich may send their children to school. He therefore, promised to slash the fees down to the bearable amount.
“My decision to contest the governorship is borne out of my background, education, experience and performance in earlier assignment. I come with a lot of goodwill and I believe my people will prosper under my service.
“Even though aspirants of the party are already about 14, with hard work, overtaking will be allowed, and by the grace of God, I will carry the flag of the party,” he said, hopefully.
Odedo reiterated that he was offering himself as part of the solutions to the marginalisation of the people of the South-east geo-political zone, and would negotiate to attract development to the area.