Anambra 2025: With divine mandate, I can govern Anambra-George Muoghalu

Chief George Muoghalu

The immediate past Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Muoghalu has indicated his interest to contest the 2025 governorship election in Anambra state but has not disclosed the political party platform he has decided to use.

The former All Progressives Congress (APC) national auditor said in an interview with some journalists at his residence in Nnewi that he was still consulting across party lines.

He reiterated that he had not chosen any party platform as rumoured recently in the social media. He explained that if he decided to defect to any party that he would follow due process since he played national politics.

Considering what played out in the last APC governorship primary election in Anambra where he said he was shortchanged, Chief Muoghalu was asked whether he would still contest under the APC platform.

He had this to say: “Two things are very critical in any electoral process. The things are the candidate and the platform.

“I can speak affirmatively about the candidate but for the platform, I’m consulting. You’re asking whether the rumour that I have joined the Labour Party is true, I tell you I’m still consulting.

“I still have the desire to be the Governor of Anambra state. But I’m not desperate. Let me repeat it emphatically that power belongs to God.

“If it pleases God, at His own time, for the people of Anambra to make me their Governor, to God be the glory. I’m ready to serve.

“Like I always say, I’m qualified to hold any elective position. I’m qualified to be a counsellor, I’m qualified to be a local government Chairman, I’m qualified to be a Governor, I’m qualified to be a President. I’m qualified to assume any contestable position. But whatever God decides, using the people, to Him alone be the glory.”

Chief Muoghalu who was asked to comment on the economic hardship sweeping across Nigeria described the challenge as enormous.

“In trying to assess the government, you first of all look at where they started from because if you don’t know where they started from, you may not likely know where they are going to.

“Yes, I agree with you that things are rough, no doubt about that. Governement acknowledges that things are very rough. But governement has programmes or plans to cushion the effect of the hardship. Efforts are being made to see to what extent they can alleviate the difficulties, to see the extent they can address the challenges. That’s where you have governement intervention.

“So, we believe very strongly that governement will do their best. Like I always say, I don’t speak for governement because I don’t have the mandate to speak for governement. I speak as a Nigerian citizen in the sense that I’m also part of the system. I’m talking to you based on my personal experience, “he added.

On what he would focuse on, if he eventually becomes the Governor of Anambra state, he said: “We are looking at hypothesis.

“You want to convert me to a soothsayer. Why don’t you wait for us to get to the bridge, and then talk about how to cross it.

He took a swipe to insecurity in the South East. He described it as worrisome and a major concern.

He said you could not expect outside investors to feel free to invest in an insecure environment.

He noted that security challenges should be the primary concern of government.

“So, I’m concerned. It is a major concern because you look at the colossal damage. It’s worrisome, “he concluded.

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