Former Nigeria’s Minister of Information and the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for 2023 election, Frank Nweke Jnr. has described the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), as a disaster and a disservice to the people of Enugu.
Nweke who made this assertion while unveiling his manifesto for the 2023 governorship, said that though PDP had done one good thing or the other, it failed the people in Enugu state woefully, especially in the last seven years.
He said that because PDP had failed Enugu people, there is need to push them out from Enugu by all means.
“We’ll do everything possible to chase out PDP from Enugu state. PDP has been a disaster and a disservice to the state and should be chased out, come 2023.”
The former Minister said that part of the reasons why he dumped PDP for APGA is that PDP has jettisoned equity as it was enshrined in the constitution of the party which made provision for power sharing between the North and the South.
According to him, it is for the same reason that the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi abandoned PDP and opted for a different political party.
Giving his manifesto on how he would transform Enugu if elected governor, Nweke said that he would focus his administration on seven key areas which include leadership, good governance, security, human capital, technology and innovation.
He said that he would ensure that water is provided in every nook and cranny of the state to check the perennial water scarcity that has been bedeviling the state for years both in the urban areas as well as the rural areas.
To achieve adequate water supply, Nweke said that he would unbundle it into three parts that include production, treatment and reticulation.
He said that it won’t augur well to entrust provision of water on only one body.
Nweke who said that he would make sure that youths are provided with jobs, decried a situation where most graduates engage in menial jobs for survival, pointing out that he would revive ailing industries and make agriculture attractive.
He promised to promote the Nollywood industry in the state by setting aside a billion Naira, regretting that Enugu used to be a pacesetter in the film industry and should be encouraged to maintain the lead.