#Imo2023: Samuel aka Charming Prince joins Imo Gubernatorial race
A businessman and philanthropist, Samuel Anyakamnele otherwise known as Charming Prince has thrown his hat in the ring for the November 2023 Imo State gubernatorial election.
He cited need for a more impactful and effective government that will trickle to the grassroot as reasons for his decision.
The young entrepreneur who made his intention known during a press briefing in his office in Owerri the Imo State capital said that he would be contesting the ticket of the Labour Party.
He noted that the party is strongly positioned to battle and the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC) in the state. He claimed that only a young charismatic leader like himself can lead Labour party to victory.
Anyakamnele who said that his candidacy will excite the youths, decried poor governance that has greeted the state since 1999, noting that only a prepared young mind with proven records of success in business and leadership can rescue the state.
He said, “After consultation with my family, friends, business associates and political structure, I am offering myself to serve Imo people by contesting for the guber ticket of Labour Party. I wish to change many things about our state which I can not do outside the corridor of power. Like Peter Obi, I want to challenge the unproductive system. We can not continue to recycle ineffective leaders who have held tight to our common wealth since 1999 and expect positive results.”
His statement continued,”As a state, we’ve been starved of quality leadership. We are yet to experience a government that is transparent and accountable to its citizens. Those elected to serve us have turned the citizens to slave and squander their resources; enriching their family members and cronies. This has to stop. I volunteer to lead a revolution in the state through the ballot. I’m experienced, young and willing to serve.
Anyakamnele who is the MD of Charming Prince Foundation concluded, “Labour Party is a fresh breathe to our political space. We’ve seen the best of the APC and PDP and it is not good enough. We have to try something new to departure from the stinking norm. I am open to collaboration with individuals, groups and community stakeholders, to achieve this desire of improving the lives of all citizens in our communities. With your support, I believe that we can build a brighter future for ourselves and our children. In the coming days I will pick the guber form and with the support of the youths of Imo State and by the grace of God almighty, I will clinch the ticket of the party.”