An aspirant for governorship position under the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) in Ebonyi State, Professor Ben Ifeanyichukwu Odo has stated that the bringing of Biometric Capturing machine and introduction of the new electoral law has brought to an end era of ballot box snatching in pulling units
Professor Odo who spoke to Newsmen in APGA party secretariat Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, considered electorates as decision-makers in electioneering process.
The Aspirant, however, noted that with the introduction of the Permanent Voters Card and the new electoral law, citizens have the right to choose who rules them in the country or state in the upcoming 2023 general election.
He further explained that there’s a need for new leadership that is willing to invest in Ebonyi to increase the better welfare of the people in the state.
Oko emphasised that the situation of welfare of the people in the state is alarming and needs urgent attention with a government that would engender economic prosperity for their general interest.
The former Secretary to the State Government said the increase of poverty and fall of educational standard in the state are enough reason why the good people of Ebonyi Sate should support his candidature as to return the state to its lost glory.
“If you go round the state, you will see that people are not looking fresh because there’s true poverty and hunger in the land”.
“We need to invest in our people. We must begin to invest in our people, to create opportunities for our people to look healthier; look after themselves; be able to train their children and pay their school fees because they’ve future.
“Right now, the future here is blink. I had interviews with teachers across the state and our enrollment I found out has dropped more than seventy per cent, parents can no longer pay school fees because of the harassment, levies, report cards fee and others imposed on them to pay.
”We don’t have job here outside hotels and filling stations and there’s need to immediately start doing things that will engender economic prosperity for our people.”