Ahead of the March 11 Governorship and State House of Assembly general election, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ebonyi State, Chief IfeanyiChukwuma Odii, has promised to create employment opportunities for the youths to end the insecurity presently pervading the State occasioned by unemployment and the gratuitous interferences of government in the affairs of local communities.
Dr Odii, who spoke through his Deputy Governorship aspirant, Senator Paulinus Igwe Nwagu, during a debate organized for governorship aspirants of different political parties in the State by the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Abakaliki, said that until the state government hands-off local administration to the local people, conflicts and collaborative crises would never stop.
The PDP governorship aspirant said that uniting the people of Ebonyi State would be a paramount policy of his government as there can not be any development if there’s no peace.
He also promised that his government would ensure that the local government and local communities in the state would be granted their deserved autonomy to elect their own leaders and develop at their own pace, thereby actualizing healthy competition and peaceful development.
He said, “Unemployment, government interferences in the affairs of local communities is one of the major causes of insecurity.
Howbeit, we’ve several communal crises, Ikwo and Izzi people, “If you look at what’s happening today. ”
Our government won’t have any hindrance with local politics.
The government shouldn’t have an interest in electing leaders of local communities. In communities, you allow the people to elect their Town Union chairpersons, Allow people to elect their traditional rulers; allow people to elect whosoever will be their councilor.
Councilor is one of the most important representatives of the people, my grandmother at home doesn’t know who’s the Chairman of the local government. “
Allow the government to go back to the people by giving autonomy to the local government, it’s very key