The Imo State governorship cansdidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Ifeanyi Araraume, has pledged free education at secondary school and tertiary levels.
He made the promise in Owerri weekend while flagging off his campaign.
Ararume, who said he was determined to restore the hope of the people of the state, promised: “We will genuinely implement free education at both tertiary and secondary school levels.
“A synergy will be created between the education sector and the state’s economy to ensure that our institutions run courses and produce graduates that will serve the manpower needs for the economy. Education is our greatest industry and it will receive the attention it deserves’’.
He said if elected, he would prioritise agriculture and create jobs.
He added: “Workers will no longer cry before they can get their wages; prompt payment of salaries of civil servants and regular promotion of deserving workers will be carried out regularly to motivate the civil servants and harness their energies for development.
“Our pensioners who have been having a raw deal in the hands of insincere leaders will have a reason to be happy for serving the state. As senior citizens, the payment of their pensions shall remain a priority area to our government.’’
Ararume vowed to recover and return all illegally acquired lands and assets to their rightful owners.