Anambra – The National Vice Chairman of PDP, Southeast Zone, Chief Ali Odefa has described overdependence on Politics as the bane of the economy of Southeast Zone.
He made this known at Nnewi while on a courtesy call to a business mogul and wealth creator, Chief (Dr) Innocent Chukwuma(OFR), the Chairman of Innoson Group of Companies Nigeria Limited.
According to him, he noted that everybody sees the game of politics as such that enables one get rich quick, lamenting that even when such individuals make money from politics they do find it difficult investing same wisely.
The National Vice Chairman used the opportunity to pay glowing tributes to Dr Innocent Chukwuma who he described as a man governed by humility and gentility.
“Anybody who hears Innoson would have expected you driven by a chauffeur with retinue of entourages but you drive yourself.
By the grace of God, we will organise a Seminar for political office holders where people like you will deliver lectures”.
Chief Odefa noted that Chief Innocent Chukwuma’s life contrasts the lives of everyday Nigerian politician who jostle and bustle for a tenured office.
“We are very happy to identify with you. We are motivated by your humility and we pray that God instills same in our politicians so that Nigeria will be better.
Despite all the jostle and bustle in politics, some politicians after expiration of tenure in office turn to beggars but your tenure is lifelong”.
“We did not come to woo you into our party, the PDP. As an elder statesman in this State, I deemed it necessary to pay you a courtesy call having come to Anambra State. My visit is to appreciate and encourage you for the invaluable roles you have been playing in the lives of others.
“You do not segregate in your act of philanthropy. You help people across board and Ebonyians are the greatest beneficiaries” he stated.
Responding, Chief (Dr) Innocent Chukwuma (OFR), the Chairman Innoson group of Companies Nigeria Limited thanked the National Vice Chairman for the august visit and urged him to continue with his good job of repositioning PDP for resounding outcomes.
As regards the forthcoming gubernatorial poll in Anambra state, Chief Chukwuma said Anambra people needed a responsible candidate who would better the lots of Ndi Anambra.
He remarked that Anambra politics is peculiar to those of other states in the zone given that the state parades an array of financial heavyweights who can sponsor candidates.
He unreservedly stated that he wanted a responsible candidate who would work and earn himself a second term as against a single tenure governor.
Chief Chukwuma as well maintained that he is not partisan but only interested in a responsible candidate that would better the lots of Anambrarians.
The host, Chief Innocent Chukwuma later took the National Vice Chairman and his team to his Vehicle Production factory located at Nnewi where they were taken round different departments and sections.