Mr Ifeanacho Oguejiofor, the Director of Publicity, All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), on Monday in Abuja expressed the party’s readiness for the April FCT council polls.
Oguejiofor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that candidates for the FCT elections had emerged in various council areas.
“ We are going to contest elections where we have strong base, areas like Abuja Municipal, Kuje, Bwari and Gwagwalada area councils.
“ We do not want our votes to be scattered, so we decided to concentrate in areas where we are sure we will emerge victorious,” he said.
He said the party had the wherewithal to contest the elections, adding that it was already campaigning.
“ The problem is that most people look at the Federal Government as if it is the only government in power.
“We want a situation where by if voted into power, we will be able to bring the government closer to the people.
“ We should be able to know the yearnings of the people and be ready to embark on programmes that have direct bearing on their lives
“ As you can see, items in the market are very expensive, this is because there are no access roads to bring those goods to the city centre,” Oguejiofor said.
According to him, “we are going to sink bore holes, construct access roads in order to enable the indigenes to transport their farm produce to the cities without going through any stress''.
He said corruption was the major factor militating against meaningful development within the FCT and promised that if voted into office, the party would tackle it headlong.
Oguejiofor promised the people that the party would use all revenues and other funds to execute projects with transparency and accountability.
“Look at the wonderful works our party is doing in Anambra and Imo, we promised to do same in the FCT, if voted into power, ” he said.
He described the party as mass-oriented and progressive, adding that it had the interest of the people at heart and Nigerians in general.
He, however, urged the Federal Government to create a conducive atmosphere for the conduct of the elections to guarantee free, fair and credible results. (NAN)