By Jonathan Ugbal
“Education is the best legacy, Education is life, it is light, it is progress, it brings about development and it is the best thing anybody can do for you” says Odey Ochicha the Cross River All Progressives Congress, APC gubernatorial candidate.
Mr. Ochicha stated this at his party’s campaign rally at Ogoja local government yesterday in his address to supporters who thronged the old township stadium in Igoli to witness and show their support and cheer their candidates.
In his address, the former NNPC top gun stressed on the need for Cross Riverians to see the change APC is preaching about and the results in other states, promising to efficiently maximize available resources to ease the pain of the people if voted in the general elections scheduled for next month.
“Change is the only permanent thing and the time has come for us to put our hands together and effect positive change to ensure that salaries are promptly paid amongst other things. What is the role of leaders in government? Section 14 sub section 2b of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria spells this out clearly that is the welfare and security of the people”, says Ochicha.
“I urge you all too vote the APC. If voted into power industries will be built to ensure jobs are created. There will be employment but not for a privileged few as has been the case. We have raw materials like groundnut, like rice in Bansara, salt in Yala, all these will be utilized to create jobs and better the life of our people who have suffered so much”.
Odey ended by saying, “I am here to serve you sincerely and with humility, a vote for the APC is a vote to change from slavery to freedom, a change from bad roads to good roads, a change from poor health to improved and quality healthcare and from costly education to free education”.
One of those presented, in absentia, to the crowd for next month’s election is the son of a former Senate President, Dr. Joseph Wayas.
Joseph Wayas Jr will be running for Bekwara/Obudu/Obanlikwu federal constituency seat.
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