The Labour Party candidate for the 2023 governorship election in Enugu State, Mr Casmir Agbo, Thursday, said he would embark on massive housing initiatives if elected.
Agbo lamented deteriorating social infrastructure in the state, blaming it on bad governance.
He said that this would be part of his six point agenda to turn around the fortunes of the state and restore her past glories.
In his words, “One of my immediate priorities will be to embark on massive housing development using Public Private Partnership (PPP).
“A situation where people pay as much as N1,500,000 for a flat in Enugu is unacceptable. If I am elected governor come 2023, this must change through massive housing development.
“Secondly, I will clean up Enugu and other major towns because of infection. After the cleaning, I will engage foreign experts to use refuse to generate electricity.
“The above combined is bound to generate mass employment for our teeming youths.
“I will also provide potable water in Enugu within the first four months of my administration and stop the current exploitation by water tankers.
“As a Labour Government, workers’ welfare will be given a top priority. I will engage the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to ensure that workers’ demands are well treated.
“Then among others, I will deal with the morale decadence in our education sector because we must return to basics if we are ready to progress as a state.”
On zoning, the LP candidate said the party was more concerned with enthroning good governance through competent leadership rather than zoning.
He said the party was considering a female deputy governorship candidate to balance the gender issue.
He said, “Apart from the female deputy governor, we are going to reserve 35 per cent appointment for youths; 35 per cent for women; then the remaining 30 per cent for party members.”
He urged the electorate to get their permanent voters’ cards (PVCs) ready for the 2023 polls.