Enugu 2015: APC zones governorship to Nsukka

Posted by Cosmas Asogwa On Friday, April 4, 2014 0 comments
Ahead of the 2015 governorship election in Enugu State, new mega party, All Progressives Congress (APC), has zoned its governorship ticket to Enugu North senatorial district, known as Nsukka zone.
The decision to zone the ticket to Nsukka was taken at a meeting in Enugu during the weekend.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, a member of APC Merger Committee, Osita Okechukwu, appealed to credible aspirants from East and West to support the decision in the spirit of brotherhood.
Okechukwu who was gubernatorial candidate of Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) in 2011, explained that Enugu East and West senatorial districts, have produced the governor for eight years each since the return of civil rule in 1999 and therefore, equity, fairness and justice demand that power should shift to Enugu North district.
“In 1999, Dr Chimaroke Nnamani from Enugu East became governor in Enugu State and he ruled for eight years. Sullivan Chime, who hails from Enugu West, took over in 2007 and by the time his tenure comes to an end in May 2015, he must have ruled for eight years.  So, we believe in APC that for equity, fairness and justice to prevail, the next governor should come from Enugu North, which is Nsukka zone,” he said.
Okechukwu called on the people of Nsukka zone to support APC to ensure the emergence of a governor who would meet all their aspirations, including infrastructural development and provision of social amenities, job creation and enhanced security.
The APC chieftain however advised members from Nsukka zone to conduct and organise themselves in the spirit and letters of the manifesto and constitution of the party, stressing that they would not condone do-or-die variant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He described APC as the product of a merger constructed with the sole objective of uniting Nigeria divided between the extreme rich and the poorest poor, restoration of the middle class and hence healing the wounds stimulated by monumental corruption.
He regretted that the middle class has been wiped out by an innocuous and inchoate economic policy, hoisted by PDP, a party which frowns at public investment, prefers sharing money and relies heavily on captains of industry, 98 percent of whom have no industry.
According to him, pundits have located a nexus between assault on the middle class and the gross unemployment, impoverishment of Nigerians and the general insecurity in the land.
Okechukwu assured that APC would invest public revenue on the provision of infrastructure-electricity, modern railways, refineries, roads, mining of coal, bitumen and other minerals.
“We are committed to getting our people back to work; for we are witnesses of how regrettably PDP in the last 13 years squandered our unprecedented oil revenue, accruals from Federal Inland Revenue Services, Customs Duty and LNG sales,” he said.

Culled Daily Independent

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