The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural In the Diaspora (AEISCID) has declared total support for the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the March 11th, 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, Chief Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii.
The group also called on people of the state home and abroad to shun zoning arrangements, tribalism and money-induced politics and vote for the PDP Governorship candidate to end poverty and create massive employment and good governance through his five-point agenda manifesto.
In a statement signed by AESICID President, Ambassador Paschal Oluchukwu, the group encouraged all registered voters in the state who are yet to get their PVCs to take advantage of the additional days that the electoral commission, INEC has provided and get their voters cards to elect credible candidates for various elective positions in the forthcoming election.
The statement said: “Our decision is well founded on the leadership and enterprising spirit of Odii who has demonstrated genuine love and commitment to meeting the welfare and needs of downtrodden Ebonyians over the years even as an individual businessman hitherto with no interest in Ebonyi politics.
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“We are abreast of the many philanthropic gestures which Odii has offered to indigent Ebonyians, including building houses for several widows, assisting many Ebonyi young people to start up medium and small scale businesses and his towering records of touching many lives across the length and breadth of our dear State.
“Above all, we have also taken time to study his five-point agenda manifesto which touched on the key critical areas affecting our people, especially as it concerns their economic well-being and social welfare.
“We are enthralled that his ‘Promise of possibility’ manifesto focuses on accelerated economic development and industrialization and youth and human capital development.
“We believe it specifically addresses the challenges of poverty and hardship which Ebonyians have endured for a long, particularly under the current administration under whose our poverty statistics rose from 56% in 2015 to over 78% with Ebonyi officially becoming the poverty capital of entire Southern Nigeria.”