Abakaliki – The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi, Sen. Sonni Ogbuoji says his administration will pursue aggressive reforms in all sectors if elected in 2019.
Ogbuoji, representing Ebonyi South Senatorial District in the Senate spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday in Abakaliki.
He said that the APC administration would initiate policies and programmes to stimulate economic development, through establishment of functional industries and enthronement of credible governance if elected in 2019.
The governorship candidate said he would rehabilitate the education, health, agricultural and civil service sectors to ensure improved service delivery.
The senator decried lack of good governance and general maladministration in the state and promised to change the narrative if elected.
According to him, the APC government will strive to restore lost hope, recreate and reinvent Ebonyi to meet the dreams and aspirations for which the founding fathers fought for its creation.
“The present administration has impoverished the people by creating economic hardship and it has equally divided its people along ethnic lines contrary to the dreams and aspirations of the founding fathers.
“This is not the Ebonyi that late Dr Akanu Ibiam, Chief Martin Elechi and other founding fathers fought for.
“The APC as a government will recreate Ebonyi; we are going to give hope back to the people of the state and we are going to make sure that Ebonyi comes back to become that one single family for which it was created.
“Some of us were small boys working under Ibiam and we know what it took to get Ebonyi created in 1996,” Ogbuoji said.
He said that youth and women economic empowerment would be given priority by his government if elected to strengthen their economic viability.
Ogbuoji cautioned the electorate against selling their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and urged them to cast their votes wisely during the elections.
He pledged to run issue based violence free campaigns and restated his belief in the capacity and capability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct credible, free and transparent elections in Ebonyi.