Nkem Okeke, the immediate former deputy governor of Anambra, has called on the political class to warn his faithful against playing issue-based politics that gives the electorate enough knowledge to vote correctly in the 2023 general election.
He made the call in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) a day after his 63rd birthday in Awka on Saturday.
Okeke said that the policy played by the rule would promote healthy political activities that would enshrine a level playing field for all political participants and a peaceful electoral process that would produce credible leaders.
Okeke urged all eligible voters to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) and be ready to fulfill their civic duties for the growth and development of the country during the general elections, scheduled for February and March 2023.
The former lieutenant governor said that there should not be a personal or individual interest that should prevail over the unity, peace and progress of the nation, and called on citizens to take care of any act capable of breaking the peace of the nation .
He urged all classes of people in the country to use their resources, energies and intellect towards the success of the 2023 General Election for the common good of the Nigerian people.
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“I am 63 years of age, I have had the privilege of serving the three governors of Anambra, viz; Peter Obi, Virgy Etiaba and Willie Obiano.
“I served as Budget and Economic Planning Commissioner, Works Commissioner and as Lieutenant Governor. In all these positions that I have held, I continue to value peace, as the key to further development,” he said.
Okeke said that he had brought his intellect and experience in handling government affairs to bear and had resolved to preach peace, harmony and transparency, based on merit, as a way forward to rebuild and sustain the great commission, called Nigeria.
He said that Nigeria is a project of all Nigerians and advised that everyone should be politically vigilant to sustain the country’s progress and create greater opportunities for a better Nigeria.
NAN reports that Okeke had received accolades on several occasions as an accomplished public office holder and former lieutenant governor.
His father was the first Electrical Engineering graduate from the Enugwu Ukwu extraction, and was instrumental in connecting the Enugwu Ukwu community to the National Grid, immediately after the Civil War.
He is currently the Assistant Director for Research, Policy and Strategy for the APC Presidential Campaign Council.