Why We Want Uwajumogu to Represent Okigwe Zone at the Senate – Group
As the 2015 general elections draw near, a political pressure group known as the Okigwe APC Mobilization Front, has outlined reasons why the Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly must be allowed and supported by the people of Okigwe Senatorial zone to represent them at the senate Chambers of the National Assembly come 2015.
The group at its meeting in Okigwe last weekend, through its publicity secretary, Mr. Ugo Anyanwu, highlighted the importance of Uwajumogu’s representation at the Senate for the good people of Okigwe zone, describing it as a new dawn, laced with the breath of fresh air.
“We have this overwhelming and the implicit confidence that Okigwe zone, under Uwajumogu’s representative at the Senate will mark a new dawn for the zone, with all round transformation and an attendant breath of fresh air. Ogbuhuru Uzo Okigwe, like we know, is already on ground and he is abreast with the plethora of challenges confronting his people”, he submitted.
They maintained that having led the Imo State Housing of Assembly to the path of greatness and progress in his debut as a member, and performed excellently in the discharge of his constitutional duties, both as the Speaker and as the political leader of the zone in the Imo State government circle, the people of the zone should allow the Speaker to replicate the same feat at Federal level, as he now has the political advantage as a ranking member to become a principal officer or head one of the juicy committees in the senate, owing to his experience and the House rule on ranking membership which Okigwe zone urgently needs now to move at a faster pace of development.
“If you look at the mature way he has handled the leadership of the State Assembly, despite its different political colorations, you would understand that Uwajumogu is a result-oriented leader who can make enormous sacrifices for the betterment of his people. It has however, been proven that the Imo State House of Assembly, under the strong leadership of the Rt. Hon. Speaker, has recorded an unprecedented success in the last three years, a feat which has set the House as the first most productive House of Assembly in the South East and second in the country. We also know that as a former Speaker, Benjamin Uwajumogu, is already armed with the necessary legislative experience to venture into the business of lawmaking upon his inauguration, a task which would be very difficult for a first-timer or a green-horn, who would be on the learning process till his tenure expires”.
It also attributed various projects scattered in different communities in the zone to the towering influence of the Speaker, noting that the zone which did not give massive support to the Governor at the last gubernatorial elections in the state, could not have witnessed such a magnificent face lift without the Speaker’s connections and applauded the good working relationship existing between the Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and the Speaker, which they said has transformed the zone for the better.
According to the group, the biggest advantage of sending Uwajumogu to the Senate remained his accessibility, humility, people-oriented vision and his natural goodness and milk of human kindness, being astute qualities which are seemingly lacking in some of the politicians who become what they called emergency philanthropists only during electioneering campaigns.
The group however, lamented what they called ineffective and poor representation of the zone in the past, stressing that it was time to correct such imbalance in the representation of the people.
“Ever since we have been sending our people to represent us at the Senate, what have we gained? Other zones can boast of some Federal projects attracted by their representatives what could Okigwe zone boast of? We believe that every lover of change in Okigwe zone should key into this divine mandate to enable us emancipate our people from the shackles of political slavery. The time to act is now,” the group declared.
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