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2015: Unegbu Rolls Out 5-Point Agenda For Imo



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A governorship aspirant in

Imo  State Mazi Okechukwu Unegbu has

rolled out priority areas his administration  will tackle if he emerges the state governor in 2015 elections..


Speaking while presenting his

letter of intent to contest for the governorship of the state on the platform of

the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, at the party’s state secretariat

yesterday in Owerri, Unegbu said his government would focus on the provision of

quality education, clean water supply, agriculture, health and environment as

well as security.

He said if elected, his

administration would also lay emphasis on quality road transportation network as

a necessary function of government.

Unegbu, who is an

accomplished banker and lawyer said he would declare war on poverty in Imo

State through creating enabling environment that gives every person the

opportunity to succeed as well as use his contact to attract investments to the


He said he had toured round

the state and discovered that the purported free education by the current

administration in the state lacked quality, saying aside guaranteeing free

education, his administration would lay emphasis on teachers training education

and ensure the pupils of primary and secondary schools receive the best education.

He expressed sadness that

there were water reservoir in every community with none of them functioning,

and promised to ensure clean water supply.


The governorship hopeful

disclosed that he would place emphasis also on agriculture by ensuring it

becomes the mainstay of the state’s economy.

According to him, his

programme on agriculture would include reopening Imo River Basin Authority, promoting

sustainable agriculture, insuring accessible fertilizer products for

agricultural development and promoting alternative farming mechanisms in the

areas of fishing, mushrooms, snail farming etc.

The Ogbe, Mbaise-born technocrat

disclosed that he was one of the six men who developed a blue print for the

development of Lagos State, saying, he could do better in Imo where he comes


The former chairman, Board

of Fellows, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria as well as the chairman and

managing director of several banks in Nigeria said he used his positions to fix

many Imolites in the banking and other sectors and promised to do more in the

areas of job creation, empowerment  and

entrepreneurial skills development programme (EDP).

He emphasized that Imo

state needed a personality with high academic background to steer the affairs

of the state.

On why he chose to run on

the platform of APGA, Unegbu said he was one of the founders of the party adding

that he was one of those who brought Governor Rochas  Okorocha and Senator Chris Anyanwu into the

party in 2010.

He assured that despite

their betrayals, the party would overcome them and bounce back in 2015.

He urged the people of the

state to support his ambition by giving him their confidence and trust to help retrieve

the mandate that was stolen from the party and enable him give the state the

best of governance.

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