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A Chance for the Youth

Guber candidate of PPA, Godwin Ezeemo, middle, raises the hand of his running mate, Mr Stanley Nkwoka, at Nkwoka's presentation to the media last Thursday. Ezeemo's wife is on his left.

And while we are on the issue of youth, the People's Progressive Alliance, PPA, last Thursday gave the youth a huge boost when their guber candidate, Godwin Ezeemo, picked 36 year old environmental and World Bank consultant, Stanley Nkwoka, a native of Abatete in Idemili North LGA.
Addressing the media, Ezeemo said the choice of Nkwoka was to give the youth a chance in taking decisions that affected their state. He described his running mate as a self-made man who would complement his efforts and help in in actualising his vision for Anambra State.
He said that whereas others were recycling the same people, he had decided to go for the unknown and give them a chance, even as he disclosed that his party had been busy building structures across the state ahead of the November 18 showdown.
Ezeemo, a foremost industrialist, said it was for the electorate to place his choice of running mate side by side with those of others and see who was better.
For his part, the running mate, Nkwoka, said he accepted to deputize Ezeemo because he saw his party as matching his ideals, even as he described the party as a gift to the youth.
Nkwoka who said the country had not attained the level her founders desired, however urged Nigerians not to dwell in the past but to seize their present and create their own future which was what he represented in PPA.
Nkwoka will certainly go down as one of the youngest deputy governors in the country if he makes it with his boss.
Ezeemo has always flaunted his investment at home as one of his trump cards and has always challenged his opponents to show proof of what they had done in their state.
For Ezeemo, investing in the state is one sure way of knowing one's passion for Anambra State, a state they want to govern.
PPA's presentation of a running mate follows those of APGA and PDP who chose theirs recently in the run up to the election. While APGA's Willie Obiano, incumbent governor, retained Nkem Okeke, his current deputy, PDP went for the daughter of Second Republic Vice President, Alex Ekwueme. She is Bar Onyemelukwe.
There's no doubt that this election will not be for the lily-livered as the state is set to witness the Mother of all Battles

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