Enugu: Frank Nweke Jr, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA shone like a thousand stars at the Enugu Gubernatorial candidates Townhall Debate held on Sunday at the Base Event Centre.

Unfortunately, it was not “the clash of the Titans” as anticipated by Ndi Enugu as the other key contenders namely the candidates of the Labour Party, LP candidate, Hon Chiijioke Edeoga, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Peter Mbah and that of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Uche Nnaji stayed away from the event.

However, Hon Ray Ekene Ogbodo of the African Action Congress, AAC and Comrade Chris Agu of the Peoples Redemption Party, PRP also participated in the debate and gave good accounts of themselves.

Hon Ogbodo, the youthful candidate of the AAC who hails from Obunofia, Akpugo in Nkanu West LGA elaborated on his Healthcare insurance scheme.

Comrade Chris Agu of the PRP dwelt on revamping the state’s agricultural sector, particularly the AVOP Vegetable ol plant at Nachi, Udi LGA of Enugu State.


Nweke Jnr. restated his resolve to make accountability and transparency in governance the watchword of his Government.

Fielding questions from the anchor, Chika Agu and members of the audience, Nweke highlighted the figures allocated to different segments of the economy by the PDP-led administration, noting that the poor state of the economy could be explained through a careful review of the budget and its implementation or lack thereof.

“Considering how critical these sectors and more are for our economic growth, it is ridiculous that the office of the governor alone will be prioritised above them. We must also ask what the funds allocated to each of these sectors and projects have delivered over the years to improve the lives of our people. I encourage you all to be invested in holding leaders accountable”

“To redress this situation, my administration will cut down the cost of governance, remove frivolities and channel public resources appropriately. I will ensure accountability and transparency in everything we do”

“My Government will be about the people, not cronies or cabals to satisfy. My government will be about the youth, our women, children, People Living With Disabilities, the vulnerable in every part of the State. My government will be about improving the lives of every man, woman and child in Enugu State. You can hold me to this” he concluded with a standing ovation by the audience.


The Candidates is a Town Hall series initiated by Daria Media in partnership with Coal City Elite Group, Arise TV and Afia TV.



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