By ANDREW ESSIEN, ABUJA
The youngest gubernatorial aspirant ahead of the Anambra State November 6 election under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Paul Orajiaka, has declared that besides his educational qualifications, his street credibility stands him out among other contenders.
Unveiling his plans as captured under the acronym SHEER (Security, Health, Electricity, Education, Employment, and Road Construction), Orajiaka said his extensive education, business and entrepreneurial skills has prepared him well to undertake the present challenge to lead the state.
The aspirant who hails from Azia, Ihiala LGA, disclosed that before pursuing formal education, he had schooled in what he described as ‘Idumota University (UI)’ for four years to enhance his street credibility.
Addressing journalists Wednesday in Abuja when he returned his nomination and expression of interest forms to the APC National secretariat, Orajiaka said he has something unique to offer the state namely “Youthfulness, fresh ideas in addition to enterprise experience,” he said.
After the business practicals, he thereafter proceeded to the University of Lagos where he bagged a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Accountancy. He has also acquired higher degrees in reputable internationally acclaimed institutions.
His foundation, Paul Orajiaka Foundation, he said is centered around assis the need to uplift the needy.
“As a young man who has passed through tough battles of making a success out of very limited resources, I believe that my story is a reflection of what the Nigerian resilient youth can do.
“So what I bring to the table is youthfulness, doggedness, resilience, and passion. One thing that drives me as a young businessman is my passion for humanity.
Long before joining politics, my singular passion has always been about making sure that those around me do not lack the necessities of life. That is the core reason my NGO has dedicated resources to reach millions of people every year. That undying passion is what I bring to the table.
“For me, politics is not about what I will gain but about how many millions of people will be positively impacted by my commitment to deliver the necessities of life to them. It is about how that man in the village will care for his family having being provided with the right social and economic infrastructure.
“It is about how that woman in the market can have the needed incentive to thrive. It is about harnessing our collective resources and ensuring that no one is left out in its equitable distribution. For me, politics begins and ends service to humanity,” he stated.