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Saturday, March 10, 2018

JUST IN: Awka South Stands Still As Emeka Igwe Formally Declares To Run For State House Assembly

In a move that finally puts all speculations to rest and in answering the call to serve the good people of Awka South, Oguefi Nnayelugo, Chief Emeka Igwe formally declared his intention and readiness to represent his Constituency at the State House of Assembly.

With a mammoth crowd that grated his arrival at the country home of the Transition Chairman of Awka South, Barr. Udoba, Chief Igwe, a philanthropist per excellence, said it was in the spirit of Nke a bu nka ayi and in bringing something new, what was propelled him to want to serve his people.

Mr Ikechukwu Ananeh, who is the ward Chairman of Oguefi Nnayelugo in Amikwo ward 6, said he and other wards chairmen that made up Constituency A considered him as a big Iroko who had discharged himself well, thereby earning their support.

Mr Ikechukwu maintained that the era of imposition is gone and that intended aspirants ought to go to the party and identify with the grassroots just as Chief Emeka Igwe has been seen doing.

Receiving Igwe and his entourage, the highly elated Mayor of Awka South, Barr Udoba, thanked the young Chief Emeka Igwe for taking the bold step and because he presented himself first to Awka South APGA Working Committee, it showed that he has respect for the party and what its stands for.

On his competency and candidature, Barr. Udoba said,“People of your pedigree should contest for election".  

"We know you are also capable of going for the federal house but you chose to start from here”.

While on the issue of equity and fairness, the LG Chairman affirmed, “I am promising you on behalf of the working committee that the process will be open” . 

“Nobody will antagonize you in the journey, apart from the fact that you are running, you are also promoting the party”, he enthused.

Chief Emeka Igwe, a successful technocrat, said he’s running because he wanted to make a difference and create an ambiance where everyone will get involve, carried along and where leadership will work.

"APGA is now the beautiful bride. Everyone who is aspiring to lead in any capacity under this great party must ensure he/she does so effectively because the party is known for quality leadership as exemplified by Gov. Willie Obiano" he emphasized.

Chief Emeka Igwe said he will continue to consult widely and interact more with his people at the grassroots as he unfold the plans he has for his constituency.

From indication on ground, the people of Awka South, Constituency A, are ready to deliver him, as opinion moulders, women and youth leaders, Party Faithfuls, Friends and well wishers present at the event all vowed to drum support for his candidature.

By Emmanuel Aniagoh

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