At a rally which held in Igoli, the headquarters of Ogoja local government council, Mr. Tony Ushie made public his willingness to run for the Cross River State number one seat under the All Progressive Congress (APC) come 2019.
Ushie said he is poised to re-engineer the fortunes of the state to entrench self-reliance by concentrating on the areas where the state has comparative advantages in human and material resources.
Speaking on his agenda for the state, Ushie promised to put in place a leadership of purpose and to promote sustainable development of the state, asserting that his “blueprint showcases the strategies and our sustainable development pathways. Together we hope to create actions that will inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more as contributors to the growth of our dear state; with our footprints touching everywhere and everyone.
“We believe in strong institutions (like the legislature, judiciary, civil service and security agencies), free education, affordable health care, robust infrastructures and social amenities, protection of life and property, job creation, science and technology, food and water security. We are geared to ensure that the taps flow water, there is balanced diet on every table, opportunities to provide clothing and self-esteem, electricity/energy from renewable sources, vaccines and drugs in medicine stores and essential skilled manpower development.
“We believe that climate change is real and so, we will contribute our quota to reducing the emission of greenhouse gases by cutting down on the use of fossil fuel, and lead a sustainable management of our forest resources. The youths of Cross River State represent an enormous reservoir of strategic resources waiting to be utilised. We will create a platform for them to achieve their potential,” he concluded.