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Ekweremadu's Kinsmen Ask Chime to Contest for Senate

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Ahead of the 2015 general elections elders and traditional title holders in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State yesterday asked Governor Sullivan Chime to contest the Enugu West Senatorial seat presently occupied by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

Speaking during a solidarity visit to the governor at the Government House, Enugu, the elders who operate under the umbrella of “Ndi Nze N’ Ozo Awgu Egbeleli" said their decision to support the governor to go to the senate at the expiration of his term was influenced by the achievements he had recorded as governor.

Awgu is one of the three councils that make up Awgu/Aninri/Oji-River federal constituency, where Ekweremadu comes from.

Led by their Traditional Prime Minister, Chief Stephen Onuoha and the Chairman of Awgu local government council, Mr Mathanus Nze, said they would mobilise their people to ensure that the project was realised.

The group said they have followed the people-oriented administration of Chime and noted the land mark achievement it recorded in the provision of social services, peace and security as well as the equitable distribution of amenities

They specifically thanked the governor for the prompt payment of workers salary in the state on the 25th of every month, key political appointment given to their sons and daughters, youth empowerment and the full release of financial allocation to council chairmen, which enabled them to carry out capital projects.

The group said, ”Awgu was in darkness for years before this administration, but Governor Chime came and gave us light. You did so much for the people of the state as Governor, we know that you will do more in the Senate, we will give you our total support “.

Onuoha later handed over to the Governor the traditional “Ofo” staff, saying it was a symbol of authority and unanimous mandate to represent them in the senate in 2015.

Responding, Chime described their visit as a pleasant surprise and thanked them for their kind words and for appreciating the efforts and achievements recorded by his administration in the state.

He also thanked them for the    ‘Ofo’  gift and their support since the inception of his administration.

The Governor said, “we are happy with the people of Awgu, we will not take Awgu people for granted, you are so dear to us”.

He told them that their Chairman, Mr. Nze and member representing them in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Nelson Uduji were very good allies of the government and assured that government will continue to give them their fair share in the provision of amenities.

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

Updated 4 Years ago

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