*Urges Enugu electorates to reject career politicians that with nothing to offer.
Enugu based pro-democracy group, Enugu State Citizens Support for Equity and Good Governance (ESCSEG), has stated that what the state needs come 2023 is a tested technocrat, a professional with a clear-cut vision on revamping every sector of the economy of the state.
Speaking with reporters at the group’s secretariat in Enugu, the State Coordinator, Comrade Onyendozi E. Onwe emphasized that the group would not back any career politician or any candidate that doesn’t plans to revive the fortunes of the state.
According to the ESCSEG helmsman “career politicians are the problems of this country which our dear state has it own fair share. Those who have turned politics as only means of livelihood must be rejected at all levels of governance come 2023 if our state must continue to make progress.
Speaking on the current agitation for power shift to Enugu East Senatorial Zone, Comr. Onwe stated that the agitation for zoning is traceable to unequal distribution of resources among the component strata that make up a geographical entity.
In saner climes, zoning doesn’t make headlines but competency, capability, pedigree and proven integrity. But here, people believe that once a particular area is in charge, greater resources and attention would be channeled towards the development of that area at the detrimental of the rest of the state.
Comr. Onwe however, said that ESCSEG supports zoning arrangement backed with competency, capacity, proven integrity with a well defined manifesto.
“We’ll support tested technocratic with a clear-cut vision of developing our state from where Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi would stop he said.
“As a matter of fact, we have set our machinery in motion towards shopping for an acceptable candidate for a possible support”, he further stated.
“Last year, we toured 10 local government areas in collaboration with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) where we sensitized our people on the importance of the ongoing continuous voter registration. We are taking another step forward towards ensuring that our people decide who governs them.
Few disgruntled elites must not decide for us come 2023. People must decide; this I can assure you ESCSEG will make it happen in Enugu State come 2023, he further said.
He called on the youths to resist the temptation of collecting gratification to vote for unqualified and selfish politicians as their future should remain paramount to them.