IMO 2019: REPS MEMBER JOINS GUBER RACE
Amby Uneze in Owerri
As campaigns for the 2019 general elections gather momentum, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Oshodi-Isolo federal constituency 11 of Lagos state in the House of Representatives, Hon. Tony Chinedu Nwulu has thrown his hat in the gubernatorial ring of Imo state, promising an excellent pension plan and to remedy the ills of past administrations in the state.
Nwulu, who hails from Eziudo in Ezinihitte Mbaise council area of the state and is also National Coordinator of the PDP youth Advocacy Initiative, said insecurity and industrialisation of the state would top the agenda of his government if elected governor next year.
The PDP governorship contender who unfolded his ambition to newsmen in Owerri said he would in addition provide excellent pension plan including building an elderly recreation park, hospital, medical centres while schools would be perfected and handed back to the mission (churches) with fund management to ensure quality and affordable education for children in the state.
As a governor of the state, the PDP chieftain assured that while each of the three zones of Owerri, Orlu and Okigwe would have well-equipped research facilities comprising ICT software, development research centre in Owerri, Engineering Research centre (Mechanical electrical research centres) for Okigwe zones and Biochemical/medical research ventilation for Orlu zone.
Additionally, Nwulu said if elected governor “My administration would not relent in rebuilding the Oguta lake and making it an international tourist centre while several festivals would be put together to boost the tourism sector”.
Enumerating his other visions, the governorship hopeful said with a mandate to take over from the ruling APC in the state, that he would embark on concession of roads while Public Private partnership (PPP) would be strengthened to encourage local and international investors.
“My administration has already prepared 11 important bills for the Imo state House of Assembly that will drive the state solo economic and political development provide portable water and ensure quality governance and delivery of dividend of democracy, in addition to taking care of the issues of poor education, power supply, transportation, social infrastructure, local government autonomy, health and tourism”, he added.
As the sponsor of “Nottooyoungtorun” bill which had been passed by the National Assembly as well as rectified by other 11 states of the federation, he is optimistic that the bill would soon be passed by two-thirds of the state houses of assembly.