The Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP) has firmed plans to capture Ward 4 in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area in the forthcoming local government polls.
Councillorship aspirant under the umbrella of MPPP Hon Ibifubara Jaja in an exclusive chat with The Tide said the party is set to transform the fortunes of the citizens in the ward, stressing that over the years, the people have not felt the impact of government in the area.
Hon. Jaja noted that the former councillors who had represented the ward failed to address the plight of the people pointing out that even as a metropolitan city the people are yet to enjoy good water and electricity.
He blamed lack of vision and self interest as the bane of good representation, since councillors are expected to feed the pulse of their people and address their primary needs.
However, based on his popularity and focused nature he assured that he would ensure that the plight of youths in the ward are addressed.
His words: “As a man who has stayed in the area for 24 years I think I should be able to know the problems of the people and that is why I have taken the challenge to contest”.
Hon. Jaja, who was once Vice Chairman of Old GRA Youth Association told The Tide that MPPP has taken over the ward and would assert its popularity at the polls.
According to him, “I believe this is the time for change and based on one man one vote, the people would decide. Politics is not played by the party in power but by the integrity of the candidate involved”.
He promised that he immediately he wins the councillorship seat he would ensure that youths in the ward get scholarship as he would provide free Common Entrance Fees for pupils in Sangana Primary School in D-Line.
Phalga Ward 4 which is mostly dominated by non-indigenes covers Old GRA and D-Line areas of the city.