By Chuks Moses, Awka
Accord Party governorship candidate for the Nov 6, 2021 Anambra election, Prof Godwin Maduka, has owned up to being political godfather to some office holders, both in the past and some incumbents.
Maduka in a press conference where he formally announced his defection to Accord party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at his campaign headquarters in Awka said the people he had sponsored to political victory included governors, national and state Assembly members.
He says it is now his turn to mount the saddle.
He also unveiled his deputy, Ken Obi, to the media.
During the question and answer session, Maduka indicated that as the governor he may have more women in his cabinet because he has about 91% women in his private businesses, and it’s working for him.
He however noted that the cabinet would include men, especially capable and qualified hands.
On the three issues that would engage his immediate attention if elected into office Maduka listed hunger, insecurity and unemployment, noting that he would jobs to secure the attention and follwership of the citizens.
He also pointed out that one of the main drivers of his governorship ambitious was to ensure medical tourism to the state beyond what he has put on ground as a private citizen already.
As a private citizen, Maduka has built a 17-floor medical hub which has a medical research center, laboratory and other first class medical appurtenances.
Trade and sports development would be so much enhanced to enable the state fund its own plans and programmes for the improvement of quality lie.