I will restore the lost glory of Abia State, secure her and make her productive says Bishop Onuoha


I will restore the lost glory of Abia State, secure her and make her productive says Bishop Onuoha

The Abia gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress(ADC) Bishop Dr Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha, has said that Abia State will be restored to her past glory, insisting that Abia is positioned to lead and not to follow.

Bishop Onuoha stated this while interacting with newsmen in Umuahia, Monday.

Bishop Onuoha listed his mission for Abia which include Security and welfare, Digital Economy and Information Technology Transformation, Transparency and Accountability, International Relations/Development Agencies, Job Creation/ Youth and Women Empowerment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Participatory Governance, Education for Sustainable Development, Accessible Basic Health for All, Trade and Commerce, Faith Community for Development.

Bishop Onuoha stressed that he is the man for the job given his exposure and training.

“I am a homeboy. I don’t want to be governor. I am going to be governor. I have the requisite training and discipline to make Abia the bride of other states”, he stressed.

On insecurity, he expressed sadness over the rate of insecurity in the Umunneochi, Uturu, Lokpanta and Isiukwato axis of the state.

In his words: “People are being kidnapped every day, this is a farming season, our women cannot go to the farm and we are talking about food security and insecurity. When women and our daughters cannot go to the farm, how can we guarantee that there will be food during the next harvest season”?

On specifics, Bishop Onuoha said locals vigilantes and others living in the community are better positioned to tackle insecurity.

“I know what it takes and how it will be done. I will use the traditional rulers, the church, community leaders and hunters to tackle insecurity. A visitor cannot give you effective security”. Bishop Onuoha added.

Answering the question of how a clergy will be involved in politics, Onuoha said he was inspired by the late Bishop Desmond Tutu who was a member of ANC in South Africa.

He said in the words of Late Desmond Tutu; “I am a member of ANC, we fight for the liberation of our people, unless men of characters, unless the clergy, the church get involved in partisan politics in Africa, very soon you be ruled by idiots”.

On infrastructure and development, the clergy turned politician expressed dismay as regards abandonment of Nsulu games village which he insisted is supposed to be a centre of attraction, adding that Nsulu games village can employ over 3,000 people.

“When Nsulu games village is developed, we will nurture all the talents in Abia. We are not nursing it, we are not nurturing it. Nsulu games village should be our Mecca and Jerusalem”, Bishop said.

“The way Abia is now, the state does not need an apprentice in governance. Abia needs a man who will hit the ground running from day one. I am prepared. Send me and I will deliver, he averred.

Bishop Dr Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha is the Founder and President of Vision Africa Radio. He is a clergy of the Methodist church who has served for 40 years and has also served as a special assistant to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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