ACN FLAGS OFF CAMPAIGN IN IMO, PROMISES FREE EDUCATION, HEALTH
The Imo State chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), yesterday flagged off its campaign in the state with the promise to offer free and compulsory education at the primary and secondary schools levels.
The party also promised to pay examination fees for West African School Certificate (WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO) of all the qualified students in the state if voted into power.
Addressing the mammoth crowd at the Orlu Township Stadium, venue of the rally, the governorship candidate of the party, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume assured the people of the state that if voted into power, his administration would reduce tuition fees at the Evan Ewerem University, Owerri, drastically.
Araraume stated that his administration would offer free medical treatment to pregnant women that attend government- owned hospitals .
According to him, retirees would receive their gratuity regularly even as he assured to give free hands to local government chairmen to make good use of their funds without interference of any sort.
While urging the people to vote for ACN candidates at all levels of the April election, he reassured the people that if voted into power, the new government would operate within the ambit of the rule of law where nobody would be intimidated.
He therefore, described the current administration in the state as government-on-wheels that fails to understanding the yearnings of the vulnerable in the state.
He said, ' I am aware of the sufferings of Imo people today; Imo people do not deserve this level of suffering. This is not the Imo of our Dream. After due consultations with various sections of Imo people . I present myself to provide the desired change in Imo state. This change will entail'.
Also speaking to party supporters, the former governor of the state and the senatorial candidate of the party for Orlu zone, Chief Achike Udenwa said the ACN-led government in the state would reactivate all the ailing General Hospitals, and the Imo State University Teaching Hospital Orlu.
Udenwa further said that the new administration in the state would ensure that each local government council employed the services of a doctor in each of the health centres.
He described senator Araraume as an astute administrator that had understand the importance of good governance.
In his remarks earlier , the state chairman of the party, Chief Charles Ubah said that the flog off of the campaign marked the beginning of the march to Douglas House Owerri.
Ubah charged the people to endeavour to vote out the current government in the state to enable them breathe air of freedom. He latter presented flags to all the party candidates for April general elections.