With the announced disengagement of the president of TRANSCORP Valentine Ozigbo, from the services of the organization by the end of March, 2020, it now becomes clear that he is not pretending when he declared his intention in 2019 to contest for the governorship position of Anambra state.
He will be contesting against other billionaires in the southern zone of the state that every political party has zoned the position to in the 2021 gubernatorial poll.
Ozigbo has the capacity to contest and against the political heavy weights that have shown interest in the race. The likes of Prof. Charles Soludo, the Uba brothers, Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah and many others are in the race.
Academically, he is well prepared. He is a lion from one of the best universities in Nigeria; the UNN. He has best results in both accounting and business administration from University of Nigeria in 1994. He has MBA from the same UNN and an MSc from Lancaster University, United Kingdom in 2004.
He had a successful carrier in the banking industry for a long period of 17years. He became the CEO Transcorp Hilton in October 2018 and was elevated to be the President of Transcorp, the parent body of Hilton hotel and its associate and subsidiary companies.
As a carrier administration, he started the implementation of his political ambition, with wide consultation from and within his immediate constituency of Amesi, in Anambra State.
From some surveys, it is becoming very clear that he stands a very good chance of winning the PDP primary, the party he has aligned with. And it is believed that he will bring his experience to bear in governance of Anambra State when he eventually becomes the Governor of the State.