Ezekwesili promises education, poverty alleviation at campaign kick-off
I’m coming to rebuild Imo, says Ihedioha
Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, yesterday, said that poverty reduction, creation of jobs and giving Nigerians equal access to education would top her agenda as president.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to the palace of Emir of Karu, a suburb of Abuja, where she flagged off her campaign, Ezekwesili maintained that her party’s plan to lift 80 million Nigerians from poverty “is realisable”.
Noting that the ACPN manifesto effectively anticipated the needs of ordinary Nigerians, she promised to deliver on all her campaign promises.
“Our own politics is a good politics because we are putting the citizens first. It is not a politics of politicians, but politics of the Nigerian people. For me, it is the Nigerian people that will be at the centre of governance,” she said.
The emir of Karu, Emmanuel Kyauta, thanked the presidential hopeful for choosing the town to flag off her campaign, promising that the people would also key into the vision of her party.
In another vein, the governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has promised the citizens better governance if elected as the next governor.
He was speaking yesterday at the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries crusade in Mgbidi, Imo State.
While charging the people to do away with bad government, the former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives reiterated how he won the 2015 governorship election in the state, but was denied the mandate.
“Then I was careless; but now I have corrected those mistakes. Indications then showed that I won the 2015 governorship election.
“When I become the governor of Imo State, I will make my people appreciate the relevance of good governance and that indeed government should be collective responsibility.”