Governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in the November 6, 2021 election in Anambra State, Chief Obiora Okonkwo has stated that most gubernatorial candidates have nothing to offer other than to loot public treasuries.
He spoke in Asaba, Delta State, while delivering the 2021 Dr Sam Ekpelle Memorial Gold Paper Lecture organised by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), saying that individuals who have enviable records of success in their endeavours cannot continue to cede the political space to such scoundrels.
The lecture titled: “Reinventing Nigeria’s Unity for Global Relevance in the 21st Century: Issues of Identity, Governance and Stability” also featured the investiture of Delta State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa as patron of NIPR.
The ZLP candidate said he was very committed to the unity of the country despite the present security, economic and other challenges, noting however that there must be fairness and justice for unity and peace to be sustained.
After his investiture, Okowa said Nigeria needs good leadership that would inspire the desired sustainable growth and development lacking in the country.
Okowa noted that good leadership was pivotal to whatever social change that is desired in the society, stressing that it was the leader that charts and navigates the way for the flock to follow.
The institute’s president and chairman of council, Mallam Mukhtar Sirajo said the institute honoured Okowa for his purposeful leadership.