Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Governorship candidate of the Young Peoples Party, YPP, Enyinnaya Nwafor, an Engineer, has promised to restore the dignity of Abia workers if voted into power in the March 11 governorship poll in the state.
The son of Abia former Deputy Governor, the Late Chima Nwafor, also promised to make Local Government workers the envy of civil service if elected.
Nwafor who made the promises when he visited former General Manager of Abia State Environmental Protection Agency, ASEPA, and the National Leader of Progressive Alliance Front (PAF), Hon. Ikechukwu Apugo, at his Isieke Nkata Ibeku country home, noted with concern the plight of Abia workers.
He blamed the woes of Abia workers and pensioners on bad leadership, regretting that Abia is being led by Leaders without vision.
Nwafor also identified clannishness and nepotism as part of the reasons Abia had not witnessed much progress, vowing to decimate both monsters if elected.
The YPP governorship hopeful acknowledged that Abia is blessed with abundant human and natural resources but lamented that the state had been stagnated due to leadership ineptitude.
He promised to put in place the enabling environment that would provide job opportunities for the teeming youth population.
Nwafor also promised to invest in the education and skill acquisition of the youths for self reliance.
He solicited the support of Abia voters especially the youths, and promised not to disappoint Abians if given the opportunity to preside over the affairs of the state.
Nwafor also appealed to members of PAF, and its Elders in Council to mobilize support for YPP candidates at the forthcoming governorship and House of Assembly polls, promising to reciprocate their support with good governance.
Responding, the National President of PAF Hon. Apugo, commended Nwafor for his courage to join the governorship race, saying that his entrance into the race had provided Abia youths with the opportunity to make informed decisions.
He urged his members to vote en masse for Nwafor who he described as an employer of labour.
Speaking at the event, a traditional ruler Eze Ifeanyichukwu Owoho, said that Abians had suffered immeasurably in the hands of wicked and inept leaders and needed a deliverer.
The monarch who said he was convinced that the YPP candidate, if elected, would change the narrative, urged his people to vote for Nwafor.