Ngige promises 1 million jobs
*Ngige blames PDP, APGA for letting the state down
*reveals plans of and how to create 1million jobs
The 'radical' tendency for positive transformation of the Nigerian society for which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) is very well known was re-enacted in Awka yesterday at the flag-off campaign rally of the party's candidates for the April election in the Central senatorial zone led by Dr Chris Ngige.
The ex-governor and the party's 3 senatorial, 11 Federal constituency and 30 state constituency candidates got the crowd asking for more when they revealed of the party's plans and strategy to create One million (1m) jobs annually with a view to breaking the circle of the present excruciating poverty in the next four years nationwide.
The rally which was kicked off nearly four hours behind schedule was delayed by the awareness road-show by the party supporters who toured the Awka metropolis and the suburbs in a long convoy of vehicles, tricycles, okada and human beings.
Ngige who received the party's flag from the deputy national chairman of the party, in turn handed to the rest candidates, beginning with the House of Representatives and then the state Assembly candidates from the zone.
In his remarks, he accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state of letting the people down, for not delivering on any of the much-needed and expected life enhancing services and infrastructure.
He pointed out that before now everyone was blaming PDP for the nation's woes, but that it's evident that Anambra is faced with “double calamity as the state government under the APGA has betrayed the people's high hopes”
According to him, “that's why the ACN now put together a 44-man squad on a salvage mission to rescue and restore the hope of the people in the business of government and her agencies, come May 29, 2011”, the former governor of the state stressed.
He laughed at the APGA and PDP leaders who he said were calling the Action Congress of Nigeria a Yoruba party, as naïve, empty and bereft of worthy argument or achievements to use in canvassing for the people's support. The party, he noted is presenting a formidable squad of former governors as senatorial candidates in virtually all states of the federation, as a testamentary of its national acceptance by Nigerians in high and low cadre as party with which to radically transform the polity positively.
Mr Ferdinand Dozie Nwankwo, the party's flag-bearer for the Njikoka/Dunukofia/Anaocha Federal constituency seat, whose entry to the arena drew a standing ovation that took time to settle also, observed that a quiet revolution is currently going on in Nigeria through CAN. He therefore urged the citizens to vote the party massively in the April election so as to benefit immensely.
Charles Chukwunwendu Odedo, another popular candidate for the Idemili Federal constituency assured the citizens that with the victory of ACN candidates in the National and state Assemblies polls in April they would synergize to bring back the lost glory of the state.
A chieftain of the party, Olisaemeka Onyeka told the crowd that it's only ACN that has all it takes to transform the nation, from Portharcourt to Sokoto and from Lagos to Maiduguri.| Article source