By Don Peter Okoro.
The Young Progressives Party Candidate for the Federal House of Representatives for Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in the forthcoming election, Hon. Amb. Peter Ifeanyi Uzokwe has described the YPP as a Party without any virus.
He made this clear yesterday in Nnewi shortly after the official commissioning of the Nnewi Sports Club House built and donated by the YPP Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah.
Interacting with a Crop of Journalists from the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Hon. Amb. Uzokwe who is the immediate past PG of Ozubulu Development Union and an ASATU Exco. Member said, when asked of his opinion concerning what Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has done. In his words:”
What Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has done today is practically demonstrating the YPP Manifesto, which has to do with lifting the people and service to the people. This is one of the things we will do differently. Something like this has never happened before.
That is the difference between YPP and other Parties. YPP is a Party without virus. YPP gave me Ticket without paying any dime to anyone except the Form money. I won my Primary and paid for the Form. Let me tell you the System YPP is using. They call in those that are contesting for the same position and ask them to settle among themselves and bring out one person.
After they have settled; the selected person will now go and buy the Form. That is why we have not witnessed any litigation in the Party. Other Parties will encourage you all to buy Forms and at the end of the day, your money is gone.” On his manifesto for the people of the Constituency, he replied that he wants to empower his people. In his words:” I have said it before, that in my first year in the Federal House of Representatives, I’ll empower not less than 50 people and make them Millionaires.
I will bring 50 people and give them#1 Million Naira each. With that money they will start off their Businesses. A Committee will monitor their Businesses after 1 year, they will bring out #200,000 from it and empower others. By the time I have spent 4 years,I would have produced over 500 Millionaires.
Secondly, I’ll see how the issue of WAEC and NECO Forms can be sorted out so that our children in public Schools can be helped and burdens lifted from off our indigent parents. Our kids in public schools have no business paying for WAEC or NECO. It’s their Right.
I will make sure that every quarter of the year,we sit down to have Town Hall Meetings for us to cross check my score card. Where I’m doing well, you encourage me and where I’m not doing well, I tell you the reasons why I didn’t do well. I have a lot of projects and programs I will embark on like Skills Acquisition and so on. On his fears about the election, he replied:. ” My number one fear is Security, my number two fear is Security and my number three fear is Security.”.