Female aspirant Sen. Ekwunife, joins Anambra governorship race under PDP

A female aspirant, Sen. Uche Ekwunife (PDP- Anambra ) has joined the race for the Nov. 6 Anambra governorship election under the platform of (PDP).

Ekwunife, speaking with journalists after submitting her nomination form at the party’s national secretariat in , said she was convinced of beating other aspirants.

She, however, pledged not to leave PDP even if she failed to secure the party’s ticket.

“I am a sitting senator of PDP and my tenure will be coming to an end in 2023.

“ If I don’t get the party’s ticket, am not defecting to anywhere but am very optimistic and also believe that I will get the ticket to run for the governorship,” she said.

Ekwunife pledged to reform the security architecture in the state, if given the mandate.

“If elected governor, I will reform the security architecture. I will partner with security agencies to make sure they are equipped with sophisticated weapons,” she said.

Ekwunife ruled out the idea of a consensus candidate among PDP aspirants, saying it was too late.

“I don’t see how a consensus arrangement will play out now, considering the galaxy of men and a woman in the race. I am running to win, so I don’t see how consensus arrangement will work,” she said.

The senator pledged to continue to empower if elected as governor.

“I ran for the House of Representatives in 2007 under a very stiff competition and by the special grace of God, I won to represent the good people of Anambra central.

“I was not a governor and you know that in that position, there is a limit to what you do in terms of may be giving a woman a ticket .

“ But I worked with a lot of and empowered a lot of them. I was the first that took to Dubai to establish businesses for them but I ’t give a woman ticket to go and run an election.

“I encouraged a lot of and in fact, a lot of are under my watch and they have tried their bests to get into elective positions, ” she said. (NAN)

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