Awka - The Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD) plans to establish a welfare package for the people of Anambra rather than distribute money during campaigns, its Chairman, Oby Okafor, has said.
Okafor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Monday that the part was not into money politics and did not believe in distributing money to the electorate to vote for its candidate in the November 16 governorship election
She said the party planned to build poor people’s home in the 21 council areas so that the poor and the unemployed could receive welfare package from them.
Okafor said an ACD administration would construct an international airport in the state and uplift Awka into a befitting capital city within 12 months of being in the office.
She said the party’s candidate, Dr Ifeatu Ekelem, a professor of medicine, had been travelling the state trying to sell the party’ programme.
The chairman said the party would work on youth empowerment as a tool to fight crimes like kidnapping and armed robbery, among others.
She said infant mortality and the security challenges in the state would become history if the party got elected.
Okafor said the party’s candidate remained the best candidate to lead Anambra by March 17 when the incumbent, Peter Obi, would hand over.
“ACD has the best candidate in the election. We are in the race and we will get to the end.”
“Our motive is to get to the government house in 2014. We will win the election,” she said.
She said the party would soon start its campaign rallies as it had been planning for a grand ceremony.