By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The immediate past chairman of National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Sam Amadi, yesterday joined the governorship race of Imo state, to sack the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Government House, party which he accused of plundering the fortunes of the state in the past seven and half years.
Amadi, who is contesting on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to challenge the APC candidate, said that his administration will build 108 cottage industries in the twenty seven local government areas of the state.
Briefing journalists after collecting his nomination and expression of interest form at the National Headquarters of APGA in Abuja, Amadi said these industries will in turn create about 108,000 skilled and unskilled jobs, which he said will reduce thuggery and misery in the state, especially among the youths.
The APGA governorship candidate, who served as chairman of National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) between 2010 and 2014, also said his administration will write a memo to the federal government to pay all local government allocations directly to them for building of rural economy.
“27 local government councils in Imo state will have 305 quality health centers and we will have public schools that are comparable to the best private schools. We will end the apartheid that subjects the children of the poor to failed schools that lead to more poverty and misery”, he said.
He explained that he decided to contest the governorship election on the platform of APGA because it remains one party that represent the interest of the common people, especially through revolutionary policies, as witnessed in Anambra state.
“Considering the damage Governor Okorocha has inflicted on Imo state, in 2019 Imo cannot afford another one from the tribe of political entrepreneurs whose interest in public office is to maximize personal wealth and indulge in endless sensuality. Imo needs a Governor who can envision transformation and deliver it on time.
“Imo needs an upgrade of Sam Mbakwe, a governor whose lack of interest in personal wealth enables him to focus all energies towards building economic and social infrastructure of rural prosperity, I am ready to provide such leadership”, Amadi said.