Enugu- The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State on Thursday endorsed Chief Okey Ezea, popularly known as Ideke, as its consensus gubernatorial candidate for the 2015 general elections.
Announcing the decision after a meeting of the party’s delegates in Enugu, its Chairman, Dr Ben Nwoye, said the members unanimously adopted the candidature of Ezea in preference to others.
Nwoye said the emergence of the candidate had thrown up a huge challenge to the ruling party, saying that time was rife for the APC to pick up the mantle of leadership in the state.
Addressing the delegates, Ezea said the mandate was a collective one for all the party members to persuade the people of Enugu to vote for the party.
He reminded the party’s executives at the ward level that it was their job to take the campaign to the grassroots and convince the people to vote it into power.
The candidate promised to introduce free education in primary and secondary schools while also providing free healthcare for the aged, children and expectant mothers.
He called on the people of the state to give the party a chance to correct the “misrule’’ in the state in the past 16 years. (NAN)