Enugu: The people of Nkerefi in Nkanu-East Local Government Area of Enugu state, have appealed to the governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Mr Frank Nweke Jr, to address the abject lack of infrastructure in their town.
This was the key message the people of the town delivered to the APGA Governorship candidate during a town hall meeting he held with Nkerefi ward one and two. Majority of speakers at the event claimed bitterly about decades of marginalization by the PDP-led.
According to them, “Nkerefi has nothing to show for their decades of supporting the PDP as there is no functional social facility in the Community. In a remark, one of the residents pointed out that the community lacks a functional health care facility, schools, and access roads, calling on Nweke to come to their aid once elected as the Governor.
While declaring support for the APGA Governorship candidate, the woman leader of Nkerefi ward 1 recounted failed promises by the present government in addressing the issues facing the community.Responding, the APGA Governorship Candidate and three time Minister, Frank Nweke Jr assured them of transformative leadership that will address their essential needs. He noted the need for dedicated and active governance at the local level, promising to make it a priority for his administration.
“Under my leadership, I will ensure that the funds allocated to the Local Government are not tampered with and it will be used for the development of essential infrastructure for communities. The State and the local government will work closely to ensure sustainable development in every area.”
Mr Nweke Jr reiterated his vision of ensuring sustainable development in the state and pledged that the dilapidated roads and bridges linking the community to other parts of the states would, as a matter of priority, be rehabilitated under his administration.
Other party stalwarts on the Okeifufe Campaign train were the APGA Deputy Governor Candidate, Dr Edith Ugwuanyi, the House of Representative Candidate for Nkanu East, Hon Dickson Orji, the House of Representative Candidate for Enugu North and South, Hon Nonso Nnamani, the House of Assembly Candidate for Nkanu East Constituency, Hon. Samson Okereke, the APGA State Woman Leader, Hon. Ngozi Ugwu, amongst others.