Port Harcourt - Ifeanyi Uba, an Anambra state governorship candidate on Tuesday urged politicians to emphasise more on their credibility than the use of godfathers in the country’s politics.
Uba, the Labour Party flag-bearer, made the remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt.
He said if the choice of leaders was left in the hands of the electorate it would check incidents of post-election problems.
The aspirant said that the problem of insecurity in the country would also be adequately addressed if the political rights of the people were recognised.
Uba observed that the problem of insecurity was connected to unemployment amongst the youths.
He said if given the opportunity to serve the people of Anambra he would focus on youth employment to check crime rate in the state.
"One of the greatest assets of the state is the youths and so in all our dealings in government, if given the opportunity, our focus would be on youth development.
"My mission in Anambra state is to liberate the state, it is a sacrifice I have given myself up to, that was the reason I have left my business for politics.
"I, strongly, believe that I have the best idea to tackle the issue of insecurity that has stunted the economic growth of the state.
"My idea, if implemented, would not only benefit the state but would also serve as a test case to the country' security challenge," he said.
Uba said the people of the state had called him to contest in the forthcoming election because of his passion for them.
"I urge the people of the state to continue to pray for the state and for my success at the poll and to also look forward to the triumph season.
"Though I don’t have a godfather, I believe with the help of God, I shall succeed to lead my people because I have faith in God and in my people," Uba said.