- An APC gubernatorial candidate in Ebonyi said the southeast governors are responsible for the region’s problems
- He said President Buhari should not be held responsible the region’s problems
- He said that, if voted in 2019, his administration will focus on industrialization of Ebonyi state and human capital development
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Ebonyi state, Chris Adolawam, said that the marginalization of Ndigbo within the southeast region was not the fault of President Muhammadu Buhari but that of some southeast governors who are only interested in what concerns them personally.
The APC governorship aspirant stated this on Wednesday, April 18, while briefing newsmen immediately after a phone-in programme hosted by Unity FM in Abakaliki, Vanguard reports.
Adolawam said that “the president had put modalities in place to ensure the economic development and sustainability of federal government policies in every sector of the economy within the region.”
Talking about his political ambition, the APC chieftain stressed that “if he wins the 2019 governorship election, his administration would focus on the industrialization of the state and human capital development.”
He added: “The stakeholders also agreed to allow a free and fair congress that will lead to the ushering in of new executives to pilot the affairs of the party.”
Adolawam expressed hope that the party will be united and focused so as to be able to mount a credible opposition to the ruling PDP in the state.
“My administration will be people-oriented. The citizens will be economically empowered to face every financial challenge. We will make sure that industries are established in different parts of the state. We are richly blessed in Ebonyi and these natural deposits need to be harnessed for the benefits of the people,” he said.
NAIJ.com previously reported that the APC said it will provide credible and people-oriented leadership in Ebonyi if the party produces the governor in the 2019 general elections.
Eze Nwachukwu, the acting state chairman of the party, stated this on Thursday, February 1, in Abakaliki, at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the party secretariat.
He said that APC would right the wrongs in the state if elected in the forthcoming 2019 governorship poll.
Nwachukwu said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led administration of Governor Dave Umah had failed to deliver good governance and credible leadership.
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