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Nigeria: Environment As Electoral Issue

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It was fitting that the excellent moderators of the Anambra Governorship Election Debate put environment on the table among other issues for the candidates to address. Parts of Anambra state have been ravaged by gully erosion. Roads have been destroyed by the ecological menace which is responsible for some communities becoming inhabitable and inaccessible. Farmlands are shrinking and houses are collapsing in Anambra as in other states of the southeast, nay Nigeria. The problem is relatively more pronounced in the state than some others.

The ARISE NEWS duo of Reuben Abati and Ngozi Alaegbu justifiably allocated some time for the candidates who featured in the debate to enunciate their plans to combat erosion in state. The three candidates – Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Charles Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples…

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