The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Mrs Oby Ezekwesili has pledged to provide stable electricity in the country if voted into power.
Speaking during her presidential campaign in Abuja, Ezekwesili said that previous government’s failure to implement the 2005 Electricity Power Reform Act, was the reason the power sector failed.
She said, “With an Oby Ezekwesili as the President of this country, the Electricity Power Act will be fully implemented. The next thing you will see is that power sector in Nigeria will reflect the kind of progress we have seen in the telecom sector.
“The policies and legislation for the power sector were in 2003. In 2005, we had the same policies and legislation to enable the change of the power sector. The subsequent governments should have continued with the full implementation of those policies and legislation
“They didn’t but decided to reverse it back to where the government is the one and the only thing that wants to decide everything in the power sector. That is why it crippled the performance of that sector.”