Ben Ezechime, Enugu
Mr Frank Nweke Jr., the Governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for Enugu State has urged the electorate to vote for Mr Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, on February 25, and cast other votes for APGA candidates.
Nweke made the call while addressing the 48th Annual Synod of the Methodist Church of Nigeria in Enugu.
He said that of all the three major presidential candidates, Mr Peter Obi was the best because he has character, capacity and integrity.
“But in Enugu State vote for APGA candidates for the same reasons in all other elections,” Nweke said.
The governorship candidate said the church had a major role to play in the enthronement of good leadership and pledged to partner with it in improving education and reinventing the society if elected on March 11.
He promised to hand schools back to missions saying that schools were better managed by churches, especially primary schools, the foundation of education.
On acute water scarcity in the state, the governorship candidate said he would restore water supply, ensure proper waste disposal and address multiple taxes within 12 months of his administration.
He appealed to the church to vote for APGA in the elections in the state for better living of the people and promised that he would not disappoint residents.
Responding, the Methodist Archbishop of Enugu, Most Rev. Christopher Edeh, thanked Nweke for identifying with the church and prayed God to help him achieve his political ambition.
The bishop said that the church would participate actively in the enthronement of good leaders in the country by coming out en masse to vote.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of the “award of Ambassador of Christ” to Mr Nweke Jnr.