New Nigeria Peoples Party governor candidate for the 2023 general election in Ebonyi state, Apostle Chris Adol-Awam, has complained about high taxes and insecurity in the state.

Adol-Awam, the general superintendent of the Eternal Light Christian World Ministry, said this at a press conference in Abakaliki on Friday.

He also claimed the state’s first elevated debt profile and promised to offset all internal and external debt if he becomes governor.

“I will strive to boast of the state’s internally generated revenue through mining and other sources if I am elected governor of Ebonyi state in 2023.

“The state of Ebonyi under the current administration is unfortunately paraded with the highest debt profile in the history of the state and this is very ugly and economically unsustainable for a young state. But we know the magic and have the magic to settle those debts and create wealth for the Ebonyi people as much as we get on board,” he said.

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He also claimed that the local government system in the state had collapsed, saying: “I will join forces with the presidency and other well-meaning Nigerians to fight vigorously to ensure that the local government areas in the country receive their financial autonomy.”

He also noted that it was the turn of the Ebonyi North Senatorial zone to produce the state’s next governor, who said he fought on the NNPP’s platform to win and succeed Governor David Umahi, in 2023.

He called on the stakeholders of the Izzi clan to unite and avoid a situation where the votes of the people will be divided by 2023.

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