A former gubernatorial aspirant and chieftain of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Joseph Ngozi Nkoro, has tasked youths in Abia State with the urgent need to work towards taking back the state on path of progress and development.
He said this on Saturday, in a press statement issued to newsmen in Umuahia, against the current state of affairs and alleged Infrastructural deficits in Abia State.
Nkoro regretted that the state had continued to retrogress in the past twenty-four years, with nothing done to enhance the socio-economic and Infrastructural growth and development of the state.
He vowed that he cannot sit back and watch the repeat of non-payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities, the heartbreaking infrastructural deficit, nonexistent health care system, reckless misappropriation of public funds, unspeakable hardship and a stagnant economy, announcing his intention to run for the position of Governor of Abia State in the upcoming general election in 2023.
According to the party stalwart, “I refuse to accept such status quo therefore I am running again to reverse this ugly trend. As the election year approaches the same people responsible for our woes in Abia State are coming back with their lies and money (stolen public funds).
“They have already started aligning and realigning, signing agreements and sealing pacts to take Abia another 4 years while we sit back hungry, without money and helplessly watching”.
Continuing, Nkoro asked the people of Abia State, to join hands with him, especially, in this genuine move to end democratic misrule in the state and restore its lost soul, which equally is shrouded on enhancement of development in all facets of the state’s economy and Infrastructure.
His words, “I cannot do this alone. This is a fight for the soul of Abia State hence every well-meaning Abian, especially the youths must be involved. Let us fight for our parents, let us fight for true youth capacity development, let us fight for Infrastructural development, and finally, let us fight for the Abia State we deserve”.