Academia and a distinguished fellow of the American Journal of Transformational Leadership (AJTL), Dr. Emmanuel Peter, has joined the race for Virginia’s governor, International Guardian was told. Dr. Peter, a seasoned leader, teacher, and counselor spent many years helping students in the public schools system. While others found careers in the corporate America with huge benefits, Dr. Peter found a passion in saving the young minds from wasting in the schools; organizing them and creating avenues to lead them to a positive path. “Now, I want to serve them and the entire masses at a high level of political stewardship” Dr. Peter told International Guardian.
As an ordained bishop, Dr. Peter also saw the need to serve the weak and the sick in the hospital as a patient counselor. Working as an intern in the hospital, Emmanuel came face-to-face with several cases involving senseless gun violence and the repercussions on families and loved ones. He served as the National President of Global Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship -(GIMF) – an international faith-based organizational serving the need of members globally.
Dr. Emmanuel is a happy family man with a wife (Lady Hephzibah) and the oldest son (Ubong-abasi). “I am running for governor to return Virginia to her former enviable status of a safe place to raise families. At my relocation to the State of Virginia several years ago, I discovered that most people relocated from New York, Las Vegas, and even the nearby Maryland to Virginia to take advantage of the high moral values and safety associated with the region,” Dr. Peter said. He said, “Gradually, these excellent conservative qualities are being eroded; the safety of our children are no more guaranteed in the neighborhood, malls, schools etc. . Patrick Lumumba, a prolific public speaker, once said that election season is like one receiving a blank check, what you write in it or the type of leader you vote into office determine to a greater extent the future of our kids.”
Virginia’s primary election will be held on June 13, 2017. Election for governor is on November 7, 2017. The incumbent, Terry McAuliffe (D) is term-limited and ineligible for re-election in 2017, leaving the race open for contestants like Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam; and former U.S. Representative, Tom Perriello in the Democratic primary. In the Republicans camp, four candidates have already declared, including two prominent political consultants, a state senator, and a businessman.
Dr. Peter however, affirmed his chances, stating that “The time has come once again to vote a candidate whose views is never against the Second Amendment, but one who advocated the application of commonsense gun laws (background check). This is the time to vote an outsider not a career politician hook up with the world street. We have a chance once again to vote a candidate whose sole focus is on the moral values and safety of our families.”
He continued, “Opportunity is here to vote a candidate with leadership training at the doctoral level with emotional skills to bridge the bipartisan divides to create and bring back high-paying jobs for Virginians. Vote Dr. Emmanuel Peter to overhaul the ailing manufacturing industries/ infrastructures to make life better for Virginians.”
Virginia has had a divided government since Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) was elected in 2013, ending a two-year Republican trifecta. The office of governor in Virginia has tended to alternate party control over the past five decades, with no single party controlling the seat for longer than 12 years since 1969.
Though the state Republican Party has traditionally selected party nominees for statewide offices at a convention, in August 2016 the central committee voted to hold primary elections in 2017 instead. The direct selection by voters of the Republican nominee for governor could have a significant impact on the candidate field in 2017.