POLITICAL WATCH: APC AND PDP STALWARTS ADVOCATE MORE FUNDS FOR INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH EAST
Some residents of the South East have called on political parties to evolve political manifestos that will address socio-economic challenges instead of attacking personalities.
They made the call while contributing to Radio Nigeria Enugu Zonal Political Programme “Political Watch.”
The callers condemned alleged abandonment of manifesto by some political parties and politicians immediately after winning an election and appealed for attitudinal change.
They appealed for increased budgetary allocation to fund some critical infrastructure in the South East zone.
A guest on the programme and Head of Strategy, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Campaign Organization, Mr. Charlie Agbo, argued that the manifesto of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) presidential candidate was a true representation of needs and aspirations of majority of Nigerians especially the South Eastern part of the country.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) State Secretary in Enugu State, Chief Robert Eze, claimed that the party had lived up to expectation in addressing security, corruption and other challenges confronting the nation.
The Dean Faculty of Management and Social Sciences Godfrey Okoye University, Professor Onyema Ochioha, appealed to all political parties to focus on addressing programmes and issues that would improve the quality of lives of Nigerians.
Professor Ochioha stated that debate remained a cardinal instrument that would enable the electorate to access the suitability of candidates contesting for elective positions.