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I will work for immunity law abolition, says Owerri APGA candidate

by OkeomaNews

The candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance in Imo East( Owerri zone) senatorial district, Chyma Anthony has said that he would work for the repealing of immunity clause for president, his vice, governors and deputies  if he emerges the next senator for the district.

Anthony who spoke on Sunday during his presentation at a town hall meeting organised by the Owerri Catholic Archdiocese for political office seekers, reiterated that the immunity clause was strengthening corruption in the country.

The APGA candidate said that a situation whereby the president, his vice, a governor or his deputy would wait for four or eight years before he answers for a crime he committed was not good for the country.

Anthony said ” one of the reasons I am aspiring to go to the senate is to work for the abolition of the immunity clause for presidents, their vice, governors and deputies in Nigeria. 

“That immunity clause is encouraging corruption. That a president or governor in Nigeria has to wait for four or eight years before he answers for a crime he committed is not good. Once I go to the senate I will liaise with other senators to repeal the law so that a president or governor will answer for his crime while still in office.”

On his plans for Imo East, the United Kingdom trained legal practitioner, said that he would ensure that his constituents got their due from the federal government.

Decrying spates of bad roads across the zone, the senatorial hope assured that he would work closely with federal government’s road construction and maintenance ministry and agencies to fix the bad roads in the zone.

Anthony who promised to establish constituency offices in the nine Local Government Areas in the zone, promised to prioritise education, too.

He said ” I have been to all parts of Owerri zone in the cause of my campaigns. I have seen the bad road network. I have been to Emeabiam community in Owerri west. Their road network is bad. I have been to Ahiazu Mbaise and even Ikeduru where I come from. Once I go to the senate, I will make it priority.

” I will work closely with all the relevant federal government agencies in this regard. We will ensure that the roads are fixed. By God’s grace, when I win we will  make it a priority and we will bring government closer to my people by investing in education. I will champion legislations that would strengthen our education and health sectors.

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