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An Igbo group which identifies itself as Imo Youths For A New Nigeria has asked the 17 Governorship candidates for the governorship election in Imo State slated to hold on the 11th of November, to concentrate on issue-based topics.
Chidiebube Okeoma, the group’s founder and spokesperson, asked the governorship candidates to steer clear of actions that would worsen the state’s security situation while speaking in the state capital of Owerri.
Okeoma said that issues on insecurity, housing deficit, infrastructural decay, education, tourism, health and growing of the economy should preoccupy the campaign activities of the 17 political parties and their candidates.
The activist said that tension was already high in the state, therefore, the political players should intentionally avoid doing things that would aggravate the problem of insecurity bedeviling the state.
He noted that the people of the state are interested in hearing from the candidates on how the persisting insecurity, infrastructural decay, housing deficits, and the educational decline of the state would be addressed.
Continuing, he said that the state electorate are not interested in petty discussions and propaganda, adding that the condition of the state required a quality hand who would kick the ground running from the first day in office.
‘As a group, Imo Youths For A New Nigeria urges the 17 Governorship candidates to try to de-escalate the tension in the state. Their campaign topics should focus on pertinent things affecting the state.
‘Imo people want to hear from those who want to be their governor how they can solve the insecurity in the state. How the issue of infrastructure and housing deficits would be solved? How our health and educational decline would be solved.