2023: My victory is sacrosanct, Ebonyi APC Guber Candidate boasts


From Chinedu Nwafor, Abakaliki

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ebonyi  State for the 2023 governorship election, Chief Francis Nwifuru, on Wednesday, boasted that his victory in the upcoming election is sacrosanct.

Nwifuru who is the Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, spoke in Abakaliki, the state capital,during an interactive session organized by Justice, Development, Peace and Caritas Initiative of Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki, for Governorship candidates of political parties angling to produce the next governor of the state.

“My victory is sacrosanct because it is ordained by God. I am going to win the election,” he said.

On the State of our hospitals, Nwifuru lamented the unavailability of facilities in our hospitals, citing the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (AE-FUTHA) as an instance.

According to him, the hospital is now described by people as a mortuary centre owing to lack of equipment to treat patients, resulting to avoidable deaths.

He, however, promised to pay priority attention to the State’s health sector by building a befitting teaching hospital for the state to address the health needs of the people when elected the Governor.

Nwifuru also noted that poor attitude to work by personnel in our hospitals had become a huge problem that needed to tackled urgently.

“Today, if you look at our federal teaching hospital,  people now describe it as a mortuary centre because you can’t get help there.

“Anytime you go there, you must see alot of people that couldn’t make it because we have people who are very much lackadaisical in handling their duties.

“The problem we have there is not poor personnel as people think, the personnel don’t have the confidence and they don’t have the equipment.

“The first thing I will do is to build state teaching hospital, we need to build Ebonyi State Teaching Hospital”, he said.

Speaking non Education, Nwifuru who noted that public schools had become schools only for the indigent persons, vowed that if elected he would make public schools attractive for all, both the rich and the poor.

He pledged to ensure enough budgetary provision that would make the state’s education sector to work optimally, even he promised to ensure that his children and that of his cabinet members are all enrolled into public schools if he is elected Governor. 

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