2023: Ebonyi Civil society group endorses Peter Obi, Edon, others

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The Civil Society Action Group in Ebonyi State, Southeast, Nigeria has declared their support for the Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi, the Governorship Candidates in the State, Mr Edward Nkwegu and any other candidates who are contesting any position under LP.

The members of the Group cutting across the 13 LGAs and 171 wards in the state said their choice to embrace the Labour Party candidates was as directed by God and their thought of their past and present antecedents.

The State Coordinator of the group, Reverend Peter Ezeudu proclaimed the assurance by his members to canvass massive votes to guarantee the triumph of the Labour Party Presidential candidate – Peter Obi, the party’s gubernatorial candidate in Ebonyi, Edward Nkwegu, and all the National and the State House Assembly candidates.

Reverend Ezeudu lauded the characters and antecedents of the Labour Party flag bearers starting from the presidential candidate, and the state gubernatorial candidate, among others.

The Secretary of the group, Reverend Augustine Nwaji expressed confidence that all the Labour Party candidates would arise successful during 2023 surveys.

Responding, the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, who was represented by Senator Azu Agboti said thanks to the group for endorsing him and other candidates of the party in the state.

He said that the Labour Party campaign ought to be issue-based, and pronounced his support for the gubernatorial candidate of the state, Arc. Nkwegu on the grounds of equity, promising character, competence, capacity and antecedents in human management and wealth creation as an industrialist.

The LP Governorship Candidates Mr Edward Nkwegu who expressed happiness over his underwriting by the group, endorsement by the group, assured them of bringing in economic transformation through industrialisation in the state.

“I’m going to create 13,000 micro small and medium enterprises in two years in the State and that will give us indirect employment of about 250, 000 persons in our state,” Nkwegu stated.

He pledged to introduce mechanized agriculture to encourage youths and women to involve themselves in agriculture practices, “because what we use before are outdated, and we need to improve on agriculture by introducing modern techniques.”

“We will ensure infrastructural enhancement, provision of basic amenities to our people both in the urban and rural communities, first will be reticulation of pipe borne water across our state.”

“These are things that will happen in our economic transformation agenda. In the civic programme, we are going to look at education. In the education sector, there will be access to infrastructure, curriculum reformation and relevance in such a way that what our people study in our schools should be relevant in the contemporary society and under my watch,” he said.

“If I emerge Ebonyi State Governor in 2023, there will quality health care delivery, and also the empowerment of the youth, women vulnerable people.”

Recall that Edward Nkwegu had before described the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi as the most credible and competent among the competitors for the presidential seat in the country.

Different speakers at the occasion included the Ebonyi South Labour Party Senatorial Candidate, Amb Lawrence Nwuruku, the party’s candidate for Ebonyi/Ohaukwu Federal Constituency, Prince Chibueze Ndubuisi Agbo, the State Coordinator of Peter Obi support group, Chief John Agha, the State Women Leader of the Civil Society Action Group, upheld that the victory of the Labour Party Candidates would be a landslide type.

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