2019: Niger LPN senatorial candidate vows to set HYPPADEC working

.Scores APC low in infrastructural devt

By Ummi Ismaeel-Minna

Legacy Party of Nigeria (LPN) Senatorial candidate for zone ‘B’ (Niger-East), Mr. Matthew Afilomy Nuhu, has promised to ensure full setting up of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) to better the lives of the riverline communities in the zone if he is elected.
Nuhu who incidentally is the younger brother to the former Deputy Governor of Niger State and Campaign coordinator for Atiku/Obi 2019 mandate, said that he would fight to ensure that beyond ‘paper works’, HYPPADEC fully takes off in practical terms if voted for in the 2019.

At the flag-off of his senatorial campaign in Dikko, Gurara Local Government Area of Niger State, Matthew further said that, when fully established, HYPPADEC would benefit people of the senatorial zone immensely.

The LPN however scored the Governor Abubarkar Sani Bello-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the state low in provision of social amenities, particularly on deplorable road networks, schools and healthcare facilities.
“We lack lots of basic social amenities. I am aware that these problems are not peculiar to zone B alone but the entire three senatorial zones of Niger State as well. Some schools within Minna, the state capital, don't even have chairs how much more places like Erena, Gusoro and many others in the interior”.
Nigerians voted for change but there is nothing much on ground to show the much talked about change but on the retrogressive side as many families can hardly get a meal per day while hardship and inflation is the order of the day, Matthew pointed out.
Nuhu also promised that he would not only support private and public investments in apprenticeship, but encourage businesses to thrive to create jobs for the socio-economic empowerment of women and youths in the state.
The LPN candidate said that it was the turn of Gurara/Suleja emirate to produce the next Senator that would represent the zone in the next dispensation, adding that he is the right man for the job and therefore solicited for the support of his people towards better representation in 2019.

According to him, “It has always been candidates from the Minna Emirate council that have been representing the zone. This is one sided and lacking in equity for too long and we are no longer comfortable with that”.
Also, Niger state chairman of LPN, Alhaji Abdullahi Yarima, urged politicians, aspirants to all elective positions and candidates of the party and those across Nigeria to always conduct themselves in a peaceful manner during campaigns.

According to him, “Politicians must shun politics of bitterness, thuggery and should not be a do-or-die affairs, every candidate should go and prepare his or her manifesto and objectives to let people know why they are coming out and what they have to offer if voted for”.

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