By Collins Ughalaa
GOVERNORSHIP aspirant in Imo State under the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, and Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of ABC Transport Company PLC, Chief Frank Nneji, said he is running for governorship in 2019 because Imo people are alienated from the government.
In a prepared speech he read during a meeting of the party in Owerri on Thursday, Chief Nneji said his choice of APGA was because only political party presents a candidate for election.
According to him, “As a concerned and responsive citizen of Imo State, who has spent all my life here in the bossom of my people and made Imo the base of my lifetime investment, I can no longer be at ease and watch:
“The unprecedented polarisation and alienation of our people by our own government.
“The increasing socio-psychological trauma inflicted on our people daily.
“The total collapse of our health system.
“Internally displaced traders, businessmen and shop owners turned destitute.
“The total collapse of the state civil service and public bureaucracy.
“The deepening greed and avarice gone out of control”.
He promised to embark on Reconciliation, Rehabilitation and Redress if he becomes governor.
He said, “Armed with a clearly articulated manifesto and a comprehensive plan of action for rebuilding Imo, we will provide necessary and initial hearts and minds palliatives to restore comfort to the afflicted, hope to the hopeless and accommodation to the disenfranchised.
“These measures will go further to bring reconciliation to Imolites who have been polarised, aggrieved and alienated by the system, Rehabilitation to those who have been afflicted by physical, mental and psychological trauma and Redress to all those who have suffered injustice and injury”.
He also admonished APGA not to be like the PDP and APC, warning that any political party or government that does not identify with the aspirations of the people dies suddenly.