Felly Obi – Anambra
It was excitement galore at Ukpo, Ukwulu and Nawgu all in Dunukofia Llocal Government as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial candidate for Anambra Central Senatorial District concluded his campaign tour of the area, with kinsmen of the billionaire oil magnet, Prince Arthur Eze, throwing their weight behind the Senator’s ambition to return to the National Assembly.
This development came as Senator Ngige stormed the communities of Ukpo, Ukwulu and Dunukofia in the area in the course of his campaign to commission the Constituency Projects he attracted to his constituents which included transformers, motorized borehole for water as well as scholarship scheme.
Senator (Dr.) Ngige paid a courtesy call on the traditional ruler of Ukpo, Igwe Robert Eze, a relation to Prince Arthur Eze for his blessing and informed him he was in the area to conclude his campaign tour and commission some constituency projects including the completely installed and energized transformers at Ukpo.
At each function, Senator Ngige used the opportunity to present the APC’s House of Representatives candidate for Anaocha, Njikoka and Dunukofia federal constituency, Cyprain Udenwa and the House of Assembly candidate for Dunukofia, Nnamdi Chukwudebelu
Before he began his campaign activities to the various communities, Senator Ngige commissioned the 500 KVA transformers installed and received commendation from the people trough their President General of Ukpo Improvement Union, Group Captain Benson Okoye who noted Ngge’s various gestures in constructing road leading to the town, provision of power sub-station, water borehole and solar energy.
Speaking to a mammoth crowd at Oye Ukpo market square, later, the Senator urged the people to embrace APC as a platform to achieve the change of government of the Peoples Democratic Party, which he said has failed the people after sixteen years of domination of leadership.
He stated that his desire to go back to the Senate was anchored on his belief that hose issues he could not push as a first timer would be easily be done since he would be returning as a ranking Senator and be privileged to occupy, the position of the Senate President, Deputy Senate President or Majority Leader, if APC was declared as the winner.
The Senator assured of pro-poor and quality representation stressing that he would double the scholarship scheme for the current year, having realized that after awarding 3,620 scholarships awarded as part of his empowerment programmes, he found out that many students in his constituency still needed it.
He urged the people to shun All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) which he said was only in existence in Anambra State and could not spread to other places to be able to bargain for power int he country, attributing the exit of former governor Peter Obi from APGA to PDP, after he had allegedly vowed with his name and family not to betray the party.
The Senator said he would tell Arthur Eze to sea reason and support the APC as according to him, Igbos need to have alternative national political platform like APC to seek for betterment.
He urged the people not to be deceived that President Goodluck Jonathan’s name Ebele has anything to do with the Igbo, noting that his full name is Ebelemi meaning big fisherman includes Ebele adding that stated that Jonathan’s name, Ebelemi, not Ebele.
He clarified that the APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari was given the name Okechukwu by the traditional ruler n Abia, Eze Ikonne, because of pervading fresh interest and love cordial relationship in existence existing.
Also speaking the Dunukofia Local Government Chairman of APC, Mr. Jidelofor assured total support of the people, stressing that Ngige was the only Senator out of the bunch of Senators Mike Ajegbo, Ikechukwu Abana, Ben Ndi Annie Okonkwo to have come to render account of stewardship to the people and prove that lawmakers also attract democracy dividends.
Ngige also hit the communities of Ukwulu and Nawgu where he was received by huge supporters including students of secondary and tertiary institutions where were recipients of his scholarship awards.