The Senatorial candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) for Anambra Central Senatorial District, Princess Helen Mbakwe, Saturday, said she would support the move for reduction of cost of governance in Nigeria if elected in the forthcoming election.
Mbakwe, who disclosed this in Awka, during a media parley with the Anambra State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalist(NUJ), argued that reducing the amounts been expended on salaries and entitlements of political office holders would help to build a new Nigeria.
“Part of what we want to do in the Senate is to ensure that Nigeria cuts the cost of governance, by ensuring that what elected politicians take home as salaries and other entitlements are reduced drastically. With the country owing over N44 trillion in debt, there is no reason it should be extravagant in spending and consumption, without corresponding efforts to save for other infrastructural interventions.
“I come out to contest because I believe that beyond 2023, there will be a new Nigeria and a new Anambra Central, where things will work well for the best interest of all Nigerians. I have fresh ideas and new plans for us. While we make frantic efforts to elect the best president for Nigeria; senators like us will be at the national assembly supporting the president with good laws that will move the country forward,” she added.
She further stated that she had five – point agenda in the acronym, SAFER, to pursue such as Security, Aspiration, Food (agriculture), Employment and Resolute representation.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman NUJ in Anambra, Comrade Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, PhD encouraged electorates to go for their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and ensure that they are part of making a new Nigeria possible.