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Ngige Promises Free Basic Education In Anambra

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the upcoming governorship election in Anambra State has promised free education to citizens of the state if elected as governor on November 16.

Ngige said this during his flagged-off campaign Monday at the centenary field of the Basilica of the Blessed Holy Trinity, Onitsha in Anambra State which pooled a lot of party stalwarts from across the country.

Prominent figures present at the occasion included APC chieftain, Bola Tinubu, governors Adams Oshiomole, Rochas Okorocha, Kayode Feyemi and former governor of Abia state, Ogbonnaya Onu.

Addressing supporters, Ngige said his government would give free education at primary and secondary levels, as well as free medical services to pregnant women in the state.

Party chieftains who took turns to speak, described Ngige as a trusted hand and as a good product that has already been tried by the people.

Ngige was governor between May 29, 2003 and March 17, 2006 and is currently the senator representing the Anambra Central district, a position he has occupied since April 2011.

Meanwhile, the Obi of Onitsha, Alfred Achebe, the Igwe of Onitsha has expressed dissatisfaction with Ngige and the APC for flagging – off the election campaign in city, despite the celebration of the traditional Ofala festival.

The Ofala festival is a yearly celebration in Onitsha where the monarch of the town is celebrated, and Achebe was to round up the ceremony Tuesday, the day on which the APC chose to flag off its governorship campaign in the ancient commercial city.

While rounding off the festival yesterday, the angry monarch said it was very disrespectful for a political party, in spite of almost one year notice for the Ofala, to fix their rally the same day.

He reminded that anyone who disrespected the land will be hunted by it, and that such a person should not run away when the land begins to take revenge on him.

Earlier the Obi debunked the rumour in some quarters that he resigned as the chairman of Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council on account of differences with the state governor, Peter Obi, reasoning that having been in the position for over five years, it was time for others to serve too.

The governor has also condemned the campaign rally, expressing surprise at the disregard shown to the Obi and the tradition of the land. .

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