Frank Nweke Jr Shows Compassion For Disabled Citizens
Nweke’s Commitment to People Living With Disabilities in Enugu State.
On Sunday, February 5, the Okeifufe Campaign of Frank Nweke Jr, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance delivered a wheelchair to Abdullahman, a PLWD in Enugu.
The man, who is lame and mute, had a chance encounter with Nweke while the APGA governorship candidate was on a campaign market tour of Ogbete Main Market the previous week. The interaction ended with the promise of a wheelchair which was delivered by members of the campaign team.
The recipient beamed with excitement and gratitude, while his friends thanked Nweke’s team profusely for the kind gesture.
It will be recalled that Nweke has consistently stated his commitment to prioritising the rights and well-being of People Living With Disabilities in the State, backing his words with the provision of wheelchairs and crutches to those with mobility problems.
In previous engagements and from his manifesto, he has outlined the following key way his administration plans to improve the lives of the Physically Challenged and provide opportunities for every individual to be a partner in the development of the State.
We will develop a data-driven approach that identifies the vulnerable in our State and integrates everyone in our plans for Education, Health, Human Rights, Environment and Social Services.
Our administration will be inclusive and PLWD will have adequate representation in our government. The APGA philosophy of Onye Aghana Nwanne Ya will be what guides everything we do and no one will be left behind.
We will ensure that our urban planning, infrastructure, regulations, institutions are developed to foster accessibility, inclusion, protection of rights and implementation of the Disability Act. We will begin with ensuring that public buildings are well equipped with ramps to make mobility easier.
We will work with all stakeholders from non-governmental organisations, the private sector and faith-based organisations to create opportunities for empowerment and self-sustenance, while providing welfare packages for the most vulnerable members. Our mission is driven by the 8th Sustainable Development Goal which aims to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.”
We will embark on reorientation and enlightenment programs to shift cultural beliefs and behaviours about PLWD. We will leave no one behind.
With these foundational approaches, Nweke’s administration seeks to restore dignity to all regardless of status and drive inclusion at all levels of government and the economy.
Also worthy of note is that the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Enugu State have PLWD as party leaders and candidates, with competence, character and the capacity to deliver being the criteria.
Abia Police Decry Attack On Officers
The Abia State Police Command has alleged that an attack on their men by some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra resulted in the death of five members of the terrorist group.
The claim is contained in a statement by the Command’s PRO, Geoffrey Ogbonna, on behalf of Police Commissioner Mustapha Bala.
The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that five members of the group were shot dead in Osusu Aba on Friday as they were on a procession across Aba.
Some of the residents said the group was protesting peacefully without disturbance.
An eyewitness, Chinomso Aka, said the group was protesting continued detention of the group leader, Nnamdi Kanu, on Friday when the incident happened.
Meanwhile, Bala said, “On March 31, 2023 around 11:45am, policemen in show of force within Aba metropolis came under attack by proscribed IPOB/ESN members.
“They were armed with petrol bombs, machetes, battle axes and other dangerous weapons.
“The attack was repelled by the police operatives with minimal casualties while majority of the hoodlums scampered for safety.
“However, normalcy has returned in the area.”
The Command, therefore, warned any person or group intending to scuttle the relative peace enjoyed in the state to rethink such an idea.
Frank Nweke Jr. Casts Vote, Addresses Reports Of Violence By PDP In Enugu
Frank Nweke Jr has cast his vote in Ozalla and addressed newsmen immediately after, citing reports of violence and voter intimidation by the People’s Democratic Party in many parts of Enugu State.
He also revealed that an APGA House of Assembly candidate was attacked and almost killed this morning in Udenu and the five polling units cordoned off by men in security outfits.
Enugu2023: APC Collapses Structure For APGA, Burns Brooms And Party Artefacts
Members of the All Progressives Congress in Ozzi Edem, Nsukka Local Government Area, have collapsed their structure, vowing to redirect their energy into ensuring the victory of Frank Nweke Jr as the next Governor of Enugu State.
Addressing the community at Afor Ozzi market, the former ward chairman of now defunct All Progressives Congress in Ozzi Edem ward, Hon. Mathew Enete said that their decision was based on the premises that APGA is their own party. They vowed to prove this at the polls on March 11.
The declaration was followed by the burning of brooms and other party artefacts.
In his address, Nweke thanked the Edem people for the warm welcome they accorded him and for aligning with APGA’s core philosophy of shared prosperity – being one’s brothers and sister’s keeper where nobody is left behind.
Nweke assured the people of his commitment to rehabilitate the major road that led to the Edem community, which has remained in terrible condition for decades.
He vowed to ensure that all outstanding pensions are paid and further guarantee the timely and regular payment of pensions and gratuities to retirees.
Nweke therefore urged the people to vote massively for him and other APGA candidates for the State House of Assembly on March 11, so that with his emergence as Governor, he will fulfil his promises to the good people of Enugu State.
He concluded by welcoming the former members of the All Progressives Congress to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, stating that he was confident that God would grant their request for good leadership.