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Ahead of the November elections in Imo State, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Tony Ejiogu, has asserted that there’s a need to rebuild the lost trust and confidence the Imo people have in government.
Speaking during an interview on the Arise TV programme ‘Newsday’ which was monitored by The Eastern Updates, Ejiogu posited that if democratic accountability could be restored in the state, it would create an atmosphere where citizens would easily embrace dialogue and honest negotiations to address the issues of non-state actors.
‘We have to start rebuilding the lost trust and confidence the people have in government. There is a lot of opportunity drain, and these things can cause a lot of agitation. You can’t fight an ideology with guns and bullets’.
The APGA candidate, while reaffirming his preparedness to challenge both the All Progressives Congress (APC), which is the incumbent, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which is their main opposition at the national level during the 11th of November election, maintained that he remains the only credible candidate who meets the yearnings and aspirations of the people of Imo State.
According to him, ‘This is why I focused only on the real issues that affect the people of the state because I can relate to those pains and understand that finding solutions is what matters most to my people.’
The Eastern Updates reports that in the nuanced landscape of Nigerian politics, where charisma often overshadows character, and rhetoric commonly trumps reality, the story of Ejiogu stands as a compelling testament to the power of discipline, morality, and genuine commitment to public service. Born into a privileged home in southeastern Nigeria, Ejiogu’s upbringing was anything but typical of those who enjoy the benefits of wealth and status. Guided by parents who instilled in him a strong sense of ethics, discipline, and a profound understanding of his social responsibilities, he emerged as a unique figure, prepared to transform the politics of his homeland.