Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Godwin Udu, in preparation for the 2023 general election, has called on politicians seeking to win elections in Ebonyi State to steer clear of selfishness but rather be people-oriented.
The APGA stalwart stated this during a tour of the party’s new office complex in Abakaliki on Monday after which he has observed that politicians in the state were only interested in enriching themselves to the detriment of the masses, lamenting that Ebonyi people were in great suffering.
He pointed out that APGA faithful would no longer support politicians without the wherewithal to first better the lives of the citizenry.
According to him, “APGA, in Ebonyi State, is the party to beat come 2023, because the APC and the PDP have failed to give the citizens good governance, in the state. The masses and the electorates are suffering today, because of bad leadership in the state.
“The days when someone will just jump out from one village and tell us he is contesting for governorship or Senate, under the platform of APGA without first, proving to us that he can take care of his people, people from other zones and the entire state, are gone. Those days are gone.
“You must be mentally, physically, spiritually, socially, and especially financially ready for us to listen to you this time. You must be people-oriented in your programmes and you must convince us, that you won’t just be after your family and pocket if you win. You must keep tabs with the grassroots because politics is local and it is also money. So, it’s not going to be business as usual.”