The Ebonyi State chapter of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has urged Governor Francis Nwifuru to reject the use of empowerment programmes to curry political favor.
Chinedum Elekwachi, chairman of CUPP, issued a statement to the media on Saturday confirming this.
He urged the governor not to use the money for political favors but rather to help the poor of Ebonyi State. The money had been allocated to the governor by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
His Excellency Rt Hon Ogbonna Nwifuru, on behalf of the coalition of political parties, has our highest praise for his forethought and policy direction in lifting the people of Ebonyi from the depths of poverty and begging on the streets.
The state’s productivity rate can be increased by this policy direction’s emphasis on ingenuity and the alleviation of poverty. They warned that political favoritism should not be used to advance the empowerment initiative.
Elekwachi, the CUPP state chairman, has also pushed for the creation of a government organization tasked solely with citizen training and empowerment.
He assured them that the procedure would be followed up on and monitored by CUPP to ensure that the goal would be met.