As the race over who will represent the Okigwe senatorial zone of the state in the next year?s general election gathers momentum, the Speaker, Imo state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu, has again assured the people of the zone of quality representation in the National Assembly if elected a senator, adding that he would ensure an equitable and systematic development of the six local government areas that make up the zone.
Rt. Hon. Uwajumogu, who is contesting to represent the zone on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, gave this assurance recently, during an interactive session with some leaders of the party at his Umuihi country home in Ihitte-Uboma local government area.
He revealed that his position as the Speaker of the state House of Assembly in the last three years had afforded him the golden opportunity to assess and appraise various developmental challenges confronting his people, stressing that a workable blueprint has been drafted to aid in mitigating what he termed ?multifarious challenges? affecting his people.
According to him: ?It is however, incontrovertible to state that the representation of Okigwe zone in the senate is a call to service, and this is why I have deeply dedicated myself towards ascertaining the root-cause of the problems plaguing my people. I want to also relay to you that we have adopted a workable blueprint with which we can tackle these multifarious challenges?, he submitted.
The Speaker however, frowned at the lack of federal presence in the zone since the inception of the present democratic dispensation in the country, while calling on Okigwe sons and daughters to unite in the quest to collectively uplift the living standards of the people.
He also pointed out that his quality representation of the Ihitte-Uboma state constituency in the last three years has now cut across the six local government councils of the zone, while pledging to consolidate on his people oriented programmes in the areas of attraction of physical infrastructure, women and youth empowerment, as well as the revitalization of the agricultural sector, among others, if elected to further bring the government closer to the people.
Source: Emeka Ahaneku