”Trust is a function of two things: character and competence. Character includes your integrity, your motive and your intent with people. Competence includes your capabilities, your skills, and your track record. Both are vita qualities and prerequisite for success in governance.”
And a Canadian veteran space-flier and astronaut who is best remembered for his last five-month trip to space in 2012-2013, who not only commanded the International Space Station, but also charmed the world with his social media posts and humorous videos about life on the orbiting complex, Chris Hadfield, he wrote ”Competence means keeping your head in a crisis, sticking with a task even when it seems hopeless, and improvising good solutions to tough problems when every second counts. It encompasses ingenuity, determination and being prepared for anything” The above quotes presents a clear description of a man whose thinking is ingenious and humility personified, Chief Ben Etiaba – Ifennia Newi. Ezechikwadolu 1 N’ Ukpo, the governoship candidate in the coming Anambra state governoship election scheduled to take place on the 6th November, 2021. His innovative mindset, commitment and dedication to the growth and developement of people especially the youths is unequal. His strong willpower to take critical decisions when needed is an added advantage.
In his note to Chief Etiaba’s candidature, a renowned scholar and thinker, a professor of International Law and Jurisprudence, Prof. Agu Gab Agu wrote ”You have run a good race. As you take the bend to the finishing line.., I cannot but salute your courage, determination, perseverance, stoic equanimity, focus, sagacity, dexterity, strength of character and indeed the man in you. I have come to value and appreciate you the more. You are my brother”
It is worthy to note here that Chief Etiaba’s choice of Action Alliance (A. A) as his politcal party to ride to the government house come March 2022 tells more of the kind of the good governance that await Anambra people after his inuguration as the executive governor of the state. Being that the current leadership of Action Alliance (A. A) , one of the few existing political parties in Nigeria is composed of rare personalities and not everyday Nigeria politicians who are driven by selfish ideology, ego and corrupt mindset which portend a very big set back and threat to the democratic governance and is in conflict with the core ideology of Action Alliance who aim at building open, responsive, and accountable institutions and processes that serve the needs and preferences of the public, participation and inclusion thereby ensuring that all have the opportunity to participate and have a voice in how they will be governed.
Finally, we make bold to state here that the worst mistake Anambrarians will make at this critical moment in their social-political life is to elect any other person outside Chief Ben Etiaba. Though his party seem unpopular due to the type of politics that exists in that part of the world where only those super rich individuals and parties that throw money around are regarded as serious or capabale hands. Those political merchants who continue and want to continue to trade the destinies of young Africans like they do at the international market where profit or selfish agenda is maximised above any other. Ben is on ground and most LOVED and the closet to the grassroot. And this is not unconnected to his simplified and human nature and most important Ben can be trusted. This is because, take it from us, and hold us responsible, Chief Ben Etiaba if allowed to unleash his ingenuity to the cause and plight of Ibo people as the governor of the state, he will not only restore peace and developement in Anambra, he will create an atmosphere that will trigger unprecedented turn around and advancement of young ones in the region. Indeed Ben cannot only fix it, he will drive the state to the next level in governance like never seen or witnessed in the history of any state governor.
Dear Anambrarians, on a final note, here is an opportunity for you to either go back to worst or open a new chapter in your socio- politcal and economic life. Take it or leave it, Chief Ben Etiaba is the Answer.
submitted by TINK TANK COMMITTEE FOR THE DEFENSE OF PRACTICAL DEMOCRACY (TTCDPD) West African Regional council.