The standard bearer of the Accord Party (AP) in Abia State in the forthcoming 2023 general election, Bishop Emeka Nwankpa, has frowned at the worsening insecurity in the state and the country at large.
He tasked the nation’s security agencies to rise to the occasion to curtail the security challenges and attributed the rising insecurity to leadership failure by those entrusted with the people’s mandate.
The AP gubernatorial candidate gave the charge when a cross-section of clergymen led by Pastor Alex Okechukwu Agomuo, visited him at his Umukalu Ntigha country home in Isiala Ngwa north local government area of Abia state.
Details of the visit was contained in a release issued to journalists in Umuahia, the state capital on Saturday.
Nwankpa who admonished youths to shun stomach infrastructure and money politics and vote right to secure their future further decried the increased rate of unemployment in the country as a time bomb that must be tackled by the government at all levels.
The Abia party chieftain reassured that his government when elected come 2023, will pay attention to youth unemployment and create templates for massive job creation in the state.
His words: “you can see the level of insecurity in the land. Hoodlums, bandits terrorists, and kidnappers have taken over Nigeria, including Abia state. I urge the government and all security agencies to redouble their efforts in curbing criminal elements and save the country”.
The Accord Party candidate, Bishop Nwankpa will battle for the revered seat of the Governor of Abia State in the coming main elections in the state against Alex Otti, gubernatorial candidates of the Labour Party (LP), Uche Ogah (APC), Uchenna Ikonne (PDP), Greg Ibe (APGA) and Pastor Gladys Johnson-Ogbuneke of (SDP).