The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in the April 2015 election in Abia State, Mr. Nyerere Chinenye Anyim has thrown his weight behind some ministerial nominees from the South-east geopolitical zone, describing their emergence as a step in the right direction.
Mr. Anyim who spoke to journalists in Abuja yesterday, maintained that some of the nominees like Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Dr. Chris Ngige and others from the region had the right credentials to bring development to Nigeria and Igbo land.
He said: “What the president has done is the best. We are talking about the likes of Senator Chris Ngige and Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu. You also talk about the nominee from Abia State. These are credible people and I believe they will bring development to Nigeria and to Igbo land. The essence of politics is to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people and what these people are bringing to the table.
“We must differentiate between those who are coming to play politics and those who will work. We are looking at people who are ready to make sacrifices. We are not looking at people who will come and play politics with the welfare of the people.
“Look at the antecedents of the people that have been nominated. They have track records. When people talk about the age of the ministerial nominees, I always tell them it is beyond that.
Inasmuch as we wish that some younger people will be given the opportunity to serve this country, we should know something. There are other capacities where they can serve. We need these old men.”