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Ahead of polls Imo traders, doctors task aspirants


FEW weeks to the March 28 and April 11 polls, some candidates of the various political parties in Imo state and some groups, notably  the  National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) and  Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Imo State branches have bared their minds on the way forward.

  The President of NANTS, Ken Ukoha, a lawyer,   speaking at May Fair Suites, Egbu Road, Owerri    said   their members were insistent on ensuring that the candidates pledge to protect them through   enabling policies that would protect traders and help boost their businesses as conditions for voting for them.

 At a forum organized by members of the Imo State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association(NMA) at their secretariat in Owerri ,    the Chairman, Dr. Hyacinth Emele, said it was    necessary to enable the candidates tell  voters what they had in store for them and why they should be voted for in the coming elections.

  In a related development, the Owerri Federal Constituency candidate of the United Democratic Party (UDP),  (Owerri Municipal, Owerri North and Owerri West Local Councils), Mike Nkwazema Okere, said he has put in place 25–member advisory committee , stressing that his cardinal programmes include engaging in legislation to ensure jobs are created, amenities provided and cottage industries located even as he promised that his people would not regret voting for him in he elections .

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