Ahead of 2010 gubernatorial election in Anambra State leaders under the aegis of Anambra State Good Governance Forum (ASGGOF), have listed criteria and minimum standards for aspirants to positions of governor and other elective offices in the state.
They have already sent these to the leadership of some of the political parties seeking to participate in the 2010 governorship elections and other future polls. According to the group, aspirants must “be proven, passionate Anambra patriot; law-abiding citizen without criminal record, emotionally and mentally stable; lead a responsible family life, and show sustainable and visible means of livelihood outside politics”.
Our correspondent reports that aspirants according to the group, must also have good and effective communication skill both in Igbo and English; possess a good knowledge of political and social history of Ndi-Igbo and Anambra in particular; show a track record of selfless public service either to kindred, village, town unions or Igbo associations”.
In addition, the group said the aspirants must have a good track record of competence and honesty in previous engagements; be seen to have explainable wealth; be a team player par excellence with a vision and a strong sense of mission; and have a minimum educational qualification as required by the constitution and preferably a first degree; its equivalent or commensurate experience for aspirants seeking offices at state and national levels”.