The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Imo State chapter yesterday grilled tens of gubernatorial candidates of different political parties for their plans to improve the State and citizenry.
The candidates interviewed include the candidate of Action Alliance (AA), Chief Uche Nwosu; candidate of All Grassroots Party, Barrister Ngozi Olehi; AGAP, Edward; Pascal Ejiogu.
Others were the candidate of Abundant Renewal Party (ARP); Professor Alphonsus Ekwerike; Alliance for Social Democrats, Prof Tony Mba; Change Advocacy Party (CAP), Revd Ikenna Emmanuel; Social Democratic Party, Okey Eze amongst others.
Uche Nwosu told the clergymen that if elected Governor of Imo State, he will return mission schools, furnish the General Hospitals constructed by Governor Rochas Okorocha, and ensure farming is embraced by everybody.
Revd Ikenna Emmanuel of Change Advocacy Party said his programme is anchored on FASTER Imo, saying he will complete all abandoned projects; activate potentials; synergize systems; transform; and encourage effectiveness in office.
Emmanuel, who has a female Journalist Angela Nkwo-Akpolu as his running mate, said if a leader fails to chart quality leadership, followers will follow wrongly.
Barrister Ngozi Olehi said if elected, he will change the pension’s current system; improve tourism and make the State the tourist attraction in the country.
While the AGAP candidate, Edward appealed to the clergymen to help save the State from being mortgaged, saying the people should elect a candidate that grew up and also lives in Imo, and knows how the State thrived before its current state.
Pascal Ejiogu lamented that the Imo State University does not receive subventions or research funds from the State Government, adding that the people should elect someone who will enthrone God and godliness in the State.
Professor Alphonso Ekwerike promised to make silicon an export commodity, adding that he will improve ICT, Electricity, and security of lives and properties.
Other candidates also disclosed their plans for the Imo plum job.
Earlier, State Chairman of CAN, Apostle Iheanyichi Ibeji said the foremost religious group has five blocks that covers the different five blocks in Christianity.
Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt Revd Okorocha in his remarks called on the candidates to know that only one person will be declared winner, and called on them to continue to live in love and harmony.
He appealed that whoever wins must understand that Imo is mostly a Christian State adding that everyone must rule with Christian agenda.
All the candidates denied membership of secret societies.