Governorship candidate of the Accord social gathering for Enugu 2023, Barr. John Nwobodo has vowed by no means to step down for an additional individual.
Nwobodo who was fielding questions from newsmen in Enugu, stated issues haven’t been transferring nicely in Enugu state and that he has come to reorder them.
He stated he’s poised to attain his goal and would by no means consider stepping down for any of the opposition candidates.
“Why ought to I step down for anyone. I’ve the perfect programme for this state. I’ve the perfect concepts to turnaround the state and can’t see myself stepping down for any candidate.”
The guber candidate who was reacting to the endorsement and blessings being conferred on the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, governorship candidate, Mr. Peter Mbah, by varied conventional rulers from the three Senatorial zones, stated that he was positive of victory and wouldn’t bulge for anyone.
He stated nonetheless that they aren’t averse to a working relationship with different candidates that, “take the state to a greater stage than now.”
On the blessings being showered on Mbah by the royal fathers, Nwobodo stated that their endorsement is just not value something as a result of in line with him, the standard rulers don’t command the respect of their topics to dictate for them the candidates to vote for.
He stated that he’s not moved or terrified by the endorsement as a result of most conventional rulers don’t see eye to eye with topics.
“We’re not anxious by the standard rulers. Most of them don’t carry their topics alongside. In truth 99 per cent of them can not affect their topics on the path of whom to vote for.
“I’m not anxious in any respect and naturally, I can let you know that almost all conventional rulers on this half don’t command the loyalty of their topics. They don’t as a result of they’ve a lot ridiculed themselves by their deep rooted involvement in partisan politics.
“So, if they don’t have the loyalty of their individuals, they can’t command the respect of their topics. So, I don’t see how their endorsement will have an effect on our probabilities,” he stated.
The Accord social gathering governorship hopeful stated although he was shocked that the royal fathers jettisoned their exalted positions as custodians of tradition to descend into social gathering politics, their endorsement won’t defray him from transferring forward.
He condemned the royal fathers roundly for being partisan.
“I have to say that I’m shocked that our supposed revered conventional rulers and leaders of assorted communities ought to jettison their roles as custodians of tradition to delve into politics. The standard rulers should not purported to be concerned in partisan politics. Each candidate is a son and a citizen of the state, so it isn’t welcomed that the royal fathers ought to have a most well-liked candidate, Peter Mbah of PDP.
“For us in Accord social gathering, it’s an disagreeable state of affairs and it’s one thing that we condemn. We would like the standard rulers to toe the a part of honour and focus in offering management of their domains and abstain themselves from partisan politics,” he deplored.
He stated royal fathers within the state ought to emulate their counterparts within the north and western Nigeria and keep out of lively politics.