Akwa Ibom NNPP guber candidate set to launch economic stimulus plan
As party raises the alarm over APC’s plan to ambush INEC for fresh nomination
The governorship candidate of all New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Akwa Ibom State, John Akpan-Udoedehe, has decried the high level of poverty, hunger and unemployment plaguing people of the state.
He said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had not done well in addressing these needs, which he described as ‘most dangerous and compelling’ needs of Akwa Ibom people.
Udoedehe, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, who stated this while interacting with members of the correspondent chapel on Tuesday in Uyo, the state capital, said his administration is coming with an economic stimulus plan that would act as first aid in tackling the menace of poverty, hunger and unemployment.
The former National Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, who spoke through the Media Director of his campaign organisation, Solomon Johnny, said no fewer than 1000 persons in each Local Council of Akwa Ibom would be empowered with N1 million each to run small and medium scale enterprises and become self-sufficient, as well as generate employment, no matter how small, for others.
IN another development, Akwa Ibom State chapter of NNPP has raised the alarm over plot by APC to use the court and return to nomination process after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in preparation for 2023 general elections, has concluded the exercise.
Addressing a press conference in Uyo on Tuesday, the governorship candidate of NNPP said such attempt by APC to stampede INEC, through the court, for fresh nomination to favour their preferred candidate would instigate anarchy ahead of the general elections.
His words: “Any political party that never met the requirements, by law, with regards to election guidelines and timetable should not use the court to ambush the commission and Akwa Ibom people.
“Any attempt to use the court to reverse the nomination process, which has been concluded by the electoral umpire will be resisted vehemently.”