ANAMBRA, Nigeria – Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, a former President of Transcorp has lamented the high debt profile of Anambra State under the leadership of Governor Willie Obiano.
Ozigbo who spoke in a press conference Tuesday night said what was more annoying was that the infrastructure on the ground in the state was not commensurate with the humongous sum already borrowed by the state government since 2014.
The ex-banker said, “Anambra’s debt profile under this government has risen by 1,600 percent since this administration came in 2014. For bankers like us, we like to make meaning off numbers.”
Ozigbo who is also a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP said he was in the race to lead Anambra to the path of greatness again, insisting that if Anambra makes a mistake in the next election about who governs her, she will regret it for many years.
“We need to change the way people look at politicians, we need to change the way people see Anambra.
“The problem we have is that we have too many people who think they know it all. What I don’t know, I know where to get someone who knows it. I have emotional intelligence and I am grateful to God for it.
“I want to tell Anambra people that we must be careful in choosing the next governor of the state. If we make any mistake in the next person that will be governor, it will be a recipe for disaster.”