The free medical treatment and mass transit programmes of the Anambra state governorship candidate of the Labour Party Dr Ifeanyi Ubah in the November 16 election has expanded in scope and quality just as other parties’ candidates also fine-tune their game plans and strategies for mass support.
The mass- transit vehicles, according to an assistant director in the Ifeanyi Ubah Campaign
organisation Engr Maduka Okoye popularly called Ichiekwuluche disclosed that the mass transit that is meant to transport Anambra citizens to the various communities across the state at no cost irrespective of gender, class or political leanings.
He said that the policy has become so popular and widely commended by the public including community leaders, church leaders and all, adding that it was an indication of how pro-active his principal is.
Okoye admitted that the scheme has really alleviated the suffering of the people who now pray daily and fervently for Dr Ubah’s victory in everything he set his mind to achieve, including the Nov16 guber poll. He noted that the feedback from the public indicated that citizens now travel to any part of the state at their own convenience with little or no financial stress over fares.
The scheme, he admitted was coming at a time when other candidates in the governorship race were busy promising the people heaven on earth, and doling out outlandish public funds that would have served better purposes to the citizens if committed to worthy projects.
He said, “This free mass transit is a sign of good things to come if Dr Ifeanyi Ubah makes it to Awka government house . This development is an indication that as a governor he would set up a comprehensive mass transit that will effectively take care of the transportation need of our people, nay Nigerians”.
An acclaimed beneficiary, Mr Austine Madu, a native of Agulu in Anaocha council who claimed to have on more than one occasion boarded the Ubah vehicle from Awka to Agulu was full of praises for the Labour Party’s candidate for displaying a good understanding of the peculiar
needs of the Anambra people who are always on the move because of their trading activities.
He was so excited that the scheme is being run without any fuss that has come to be associated with any kind act from politicians and other self styled philanthropists and prayed for the success of Dr Ifeanyi Ubah at the polls based on what he has been doing to assist the less privileged in the society.
Also, the free medical mission embarked by Ifeanyi Ubah foundation in conjuction Chief Godwin Okeke has been rounded off successfully.
The programme which took place in selected communities of the state saw people from thirty years of age and above benefitting from the broad-spectrum free medical out-reach.
Foreign Medical experts were brought into the state from overseas along with state-of-the-art equipment to treat the ailing ones in the society free.
A retired civil servant, Mr Godson Okeke who claimed to have suffered from poor eye sight for years but had it reversed through the instrumentality of the medical mission stated that apart from diagnonising the problems, they were given free drugs while the patients that needed comprehensive treatment were sent to specialist hospitals on the bill of the governorship candidate.
The were full of thanks and appreciation for the scheme and pray that it becomes more regular or even permanent.
From Chuks Collins, Awka