The assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Maxwell Okoye, has debunked the argument that the presidency supports him for the governorship in Anambra State
Okoye, director of Buhari’s Political Matters Southeast Presidential Committee, said he wanted to come and rescue his state, seeing the decline as a result of bad governance.
He told The Nation that he was the strongest among those who were interested in contesting the seat of Governor Willie Obiano on November 6.
Along with Senator Andy Uba, Chief George Moghalu, Dr Chidozie Nwankwo (Witchtech), among others, he is vying for the All Progressive Congress (APC) ticket.
According to him: “Some people are afraid that the presidency is behind my aspiration, they should fear not, I just came to rescue my State
“I’m not happy that Anambra State that had become cynosure of all eyes in Nigeria, has suddenly become a laughing stock and it makes me to weep on daily basis
“I know I’m up against quality aspirants in my Party APC for the governorship ticket, but I assure you that I’m prepared for the task ahead. I want to make APC proud in Anambra State.”
The APC stalwart is set to storm the party secretariat with his supporters in Awka this week to officially declare his intention to the executives led by Chief Basil Ejidike