Amongst the gubernatorial candidates for November 18th Anambra election, Mr Osaeloka Obaze is the only candidate that has a blue print for youth development. A statement made by former youth leader, Mr Frank Maduka JP.
Mr Frank Maduka JP is the past chairman of the National Youth Council Of Nigeria, Anambra State Chapter. A seasoned youth leader that he is and one who has the interest of the youths at heart has spoken out to the youths and the public in general in view of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Anambra state.
Mr Osaeloka Henry Obaze who won the PDP primaries with 958 votes emerged 2017 Anambra Peoples Democratic Party flag bearer.
Mr Frank Maduka JP who commended the PDP flag bearer for been a true son of the soil after he quit his United Nations job as the former Gov. of Anambra state, H.E. Peter Obi appointed him the secretary to the State Government, SSG in January 2012. He left his United Nations post consequently to join the Anambra State Government on 29 June, 2012.
Obaze resigned his position on 12 August, 2013 to contest for the
governorship of Anambra State. After he was disqualified by All
Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) on voters’ card technicality, he was
re-appointed to the same position by Gov. Peter Obi, on 19 August, 2013. H.
E. Governor Willie M. Obiano re-appointed him as Secretary to the
Anambra State Government on 17 March, 2014. As Secretary to the State
Government (SSG), his remit was ensuring policy coordination and
coherence and problem solving.
In Frank Maduka’s words, Henry Obaze has a foot print in which the youths which make up about 70% of the world population can rely on.
Henry Obaze has published numerous articles on governance, political and social,
and development issues, on journals, websites and newspapers, including
“Ogbaru – The Development and Governance Challenge” (2006).
Mr Obaze who has visited sixty-five (65) countries stated his footprint as “TEP” which is aimed at developing the youth and the public in general.
Henry Obaze’s “TEP” means
T – Train
E – Empower and
P – Protect
According to Mr Henry Obaze “TEP” is the main areas which calls for great concern for the youths.
“I am impressed with the blueprint which the PDP’s candidate has presented.” Frank Maduka said, the areas where he will be focusing more if elected as the Governor of Anambra state.
Speaking about other candidates the youth leader said “we need to unfold this blueprint atleast to force other candidates into putting on their thinking caps”.
He further advised the youths and the people of Anambra state to go and get their voters card and vote the candidate of their choice.
In Frank Maduka’s closing remark, he said “Obaze is indeed a seasoned administrator”.