By Nna Anulumadu
With the Nigerian general elections fast approaching, the APGA candidate gunning for the Ogbaru II constituency at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Emmanuel Uzonwanne (a.k.a Ichaka Ogbaru), has reiterated that his priority if he were to emerge victorious in the election would be to usher in a positive change of attitudes towards the betterment of Ogbaru, and for progress and development in the constituency.
Uzonwanne, in his February message through the Ichaka Ogbaru team, and made available to newsmen, disclosed that the progress and development of Ogbaru LGA has been his worry over the years.
He unequivocally vowed to create a difference in the political representation in the constituency, adding that his interest if he represents them in the House of Assembly would be to attract infrastructural development and rural empowerment to the youth and women, and mostly to advocate for their welfare.
“My good people of Ogbaru,“ he said, “I joyfully welcome you all to the month of February, which is a critical and important month to take a decision—whether Ogbaru in general will move forward or backward. Therefore, February 25 and March 11 will be the long-awaited general election. So, as we all pray and wish ourselves happy new month, let us also remember that it is our collaborative efforts to make these months blissful and remarkable by voting massively to APGA party [sic] at all levels.
“I repeat, we need a total change of attitude towards Ogbaru[’s] progress and development because we cannot remain in this way. The only means to achieve this is to come out en masse on February 25 and March 11 and vote for APGA as the only vehicle that can drive ndị Ogbaru to their promised land.”
Ichaka in his message, however, advised the people of Ogbaru to shun sentiment and selfish interest. “Let us unite and work together towards the betterment of our dear Ogbaru land for the future of our children and generation to come. Together we can achieve it and the time is here with us . With God everything is possible. Support Ichaka Ogbaru, Hon. Arinze Awogu and Mrs. Ebele Obiano. It shall be well with ndị Ogbaru. Daalụ nụ!”