UGO ALARIBE, Aba
One of the governorship aspirants under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abia state, Chief Eric Acho Nwakanma has said that he understands the problems of Abia state more than other aspirants jostling for the seat.
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony of his campaign office at Aba, Nwakanma, who was a two-time deputy governor of the state, explained that his former position has prepared him for the job as one with the greatest experience in governance.
“I’m the best qualified in terms of experience for the position of governor of Abia state. I have served as a member and deputy speaker of the state House of Assembly as well as deputy governor. None of the aspirants understands the problems of Abia state more than I do. I offer this wealth of experience to serve Abia people as governor in 2015.”
He disclosed that he has well developed programmes which would open up investment opportunities for the state, stressing that if he emerges governor, the problem of bad roads in Aba will become a thing of the past.
“I have formula to check the problem of bad roads in Aba and change the face of the city. Why roads don’t last in Aba is that underground drainages have been blocked making it impossible for water to flow through the channels. We are going to open up these channels at Ngwa road, Omuma, Race Course and other places so that once it rains, the water will flow and the roads when rehabilitated will last longer. We are also going to remove all these difficulties people encounter when they come to Aba to buy goods. We will handle it as it is done overseas. Under my administration, the face of Aba will be changed.”
Nwakanma further urged the people to disregard reports that a governorship aspirant has already been adopted as the flag bearer of the PDP in the state, assuring that nobody can impose a candidate on the people.
While commending Nwakanma for offering himself to serve the people, a renowned educationist, Elder Isaac Nwagwu described him as a politician who has always identified with the cause of the people during the several offices he held in the past.
According to him, the former deputy governor has over 5,000 students on his scholarship scheme, provided financial empowerment to the less privileged to start small scale businesses, among others.
The ceremony which held at the Recreation Club, Aba, was graced by party faithful and Nwakanma support group across the 17 council areas of the state.