A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State, Mr. Nick Ezeh has bemoaned what he called the backwardness of the Enugu West Senatorial zone, Njenje Media News reports.
Our sources report that the zone is currently being represented by a former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
By 2023, the lawmaker would have been in the Senate for 20 years.
Addressing journalists in Enugu, Ezeh said the zone had remained the most under-developed in the State, trailing behind Enugu East and Enugu North zones in terms of infrastructures, health, education, among others.
“It is an incontrovertible fact that we rank among the least developed senatorial zones in the country. My focus is to bring to bear my knowledge, my wealth of experience and my contacts locally and globally to reverse our present pitiable state of affairs,” Eze who is the APC candidate in the zone for the 2023 election said.
He spoke at the unveiling of his manifesto tagged: “Restoration Mandate 2023” to the media.
According to the candidate, human capital stands out as the greatest need of the people, as espoused by our bourgeoning poverty rate, high unemployment rate that had resulted to an incapacitated youth force and a raging cultural and moral value crisis.
On education, he said: “every society is defined through its educational system, formal and informal. The state of our schools particularly primary and secondary schools and the quality of education it delivers calls for concern.”