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Okigwe Zone: Time To Get It Right At The Senate. by AndreUweh(m): 8:09pm On Feb 06, 2016
Re: Okigwe Zone: Time To Get It Right At The Senate. by AndreUweh(m): 8:11pm On Feb 06, 2016
We have to get it right this through a vibrant and experienced lawmaker- Hon Ben Uwajumogu

Re: Okigwe Zone: Time To Get It Right At The Senate. by AndreUweh(m): 8:14pm On Feb 06, 2016
Let me begin this discourse with nostalgia about the development affinity of Okigwe and Igbo people of the 1960s where mediocrity and retardation are rejected without any fear or pedestrian considerations. Today, all that has changed, for the worse, as extremist political party bigots, nonentities (Ndi Efulaefu), stomach minded individuals, dissidents and other sundry deviants ravage the land.

Admittedly, I hold freedom of expression, association and the right to vote and be vote for in a democracy so dearly, but however, to foster economic growth and solve critical societal problems militating on infrastructural decay, unemployment, education, etc, is the responsibility of the entire people across political lines and linens to work-out how best to build a consensus support for the most viable candidate who has both the political and legislative experience, as well as political party advantage to deliver for the people, to emerge in the interest of their overall well-being.

Obviously, the fence that divides development and retardation of a people has to do with identifying opportunities and exploiting such opportunities, as well as, visionary leadership and enlightened followership. There is no doubt that in the construction of the present democratic setting, as it concerns the legislature, principal or Chairmanship positions and party connections play a big role in the advancement of zones, while the combination of the four identified qualities leads to prosperity and productive representation with attendant improvement in infrastructure and the general wellbeing of constituents.

In Nigeria, it is no longer news that, the absence of an All Progressive Congress (APC), senator of the Igbo extraction in the National Assembly, altered the power sharing formula of the entire country, while sending a negative signal to the President and the APC, that the southeast region did not support its emergence to power. A development that is wildly believed to have been the major bane of Igbo progression, prosperity and socio-political development, as well as appointments.

This has been so even worse now that the country is facing severe economic difficulties as a result of the sharp fall in the global price of oil and mismanagement of the country’s resources by the past administration. This, coupled with the inability of the previous government at the centre, to address the infrastructural decay and marginalization of the southeast region, portend great danger for Ndi Okigwe, if they fail to realign to the mainstream politics of Nigeria.

As much as Ndi Okigwe zone and by extension, the southeast region continues to talk about marginalization in federal appointments and attraction of federal presence to address its infrastructural deficit, without putting in place the much needed palliative that will reassure the presidency and the ruling APC, of the regions support to its cause and programs, as well as, electing for the region an APC, ranking senator, who will be their eye in the several decision bodies in Abuja, they might as well forget it .

It is pertinent, at this juncture, to consider some of the benefits of electing an APC, senator of the Igbo extraction into the Nigerian senate. For one, it will offer Ndi Okigwe and the southeast region, an opportunity to reintegrate into the mainstream politics of Nigeria, while strategically positioning an Igbo man in the various caucuses of the ruling APC, for the purposes of representing the Igbo Interest during decision making sections, to drive the manifesto of the ruling APC, from the viewpoint of Ndi Igbo, and to further galvanize the needed support for the president, in the passage of important bills and motions that will fast-track development in Okigwe Zone and the Southeast region.

Secondly, it will offer a rare advantage and opportunity for Okigwe zone to exploit directly, some of the benefits that accrual from having an unhindered access to both the federal and state governments.

The economic impact of this is that the zone, will leverage on its ability to produce the only APC, ranking senator from Igbo extraction in the 8th senate, who will naturally emerge a chairman of a powerful committee, and the political party connections of their senator, especially as it regards membership of various caucuses and committees and closeness to the ruling APC to boost citizens access to federal connections and earning capacity, which will in-turn generate attractive opportunities and thousands of direct and indirect businesses, as well as facilitate the siting of federal projects to the zone.

Electing a Senator for Okigwe zone, to make it clear, isn’t just about electing a senator for representation sake, as has seen in the quality of representation provided so far, by the sacked senator from the area, achieving political party dominance over the APC or fighting the government at the state level for suspending some workers of Okigwe descent or other personal reasons. No, it presents a significant opportunity and front to fundamentally address several developmental challenges and other nagging issues like the recent suspension of workers that is confronting Ndi Okigwe zone and Imo state.

Properly considered, APC senate for Ndi Okigwe zone will address the misconception that the southeast did not vote for the incumbent president and its resultant effects on the people of the southeast region, as well as, positively alter the ‘’total architecture of the zone, by confronting the infrastructural, employment, empowerment and the socio-political needs of the people of the zone.

It is within this discretion, that history has beckoned on Ndi Okigwe zone, to save the entire southeast region from political and infrastructural extinction in the present Nigeria, by passionately taking ownership of this laudable Igbo project of electing an experienced APC, senator as an eye of Ndi Igbo, In the National Assembly, and ensuring 100 percent victory for Ndi Igbo in the February 20th Okigwe Senate elections.

Though it has been discovered that the major problem affecting the progress of Ndi Igbo in the present Nigeria, is the lack of political sense among some youths, systematic erosion of Igbo values and the Igbo kindred spirit, rancor among leaders, lack of integrity and selfishness among Igbo leaders and the inordinate chase for money. Commonsense, progress and tactical reintegration of a people for advancement of a tribal course or interest have all being thrown to the dogs, so far money is involved, even when it is clear to them and everyone else that truth is being trampled upon and that the peoples wellbeing and progress are been dispensed for temporary material gains and inexperience.

What is, even more surprising is that it is the same people who sell their conscience and sense of justice for few notes of American Dollars or often keep quite when issues of zonal advancement and progress are being discussed or averted, that are quick to condemn and castigate the government whenever the effect of their bad conduct bounce back at them. Shouldn’t it be clear to Chief Athan Achonu’s supporters that their principle did not only warm the bench during the 11 out of 65 plenary sections in which he attended while in senate, but could not even grab a significant committee chairmanship position that could be off benefit to his Umunumo community not to talk of his local government, zone or the southeast region.

Similarly, can they claim not to be aware of the Importance of the Okigwe Senate election to Ndi Igbo and its resultant negative effects or implications on the fortunes of the entire Igbo race if the election is lost to a political party other than the APC. Are they not, also aware of his inexperience in legislative matters and his anti-social and unpalatable records. Yet they chose to go for his Dollars and assist him in his only campaign strategy of peddling of falsehood, lies, cook-bull stories and moon light tales against the APC candidate.

At this point, it has become appropriate to draw the attention of Ndi Okigwe to the uniqueness of the divine opportunity to produce for Ndi Igbo the much needed APC, senator of Igbo extraction, at a time when the zone needs God’s guidance and wisdom to steer and still keep the ship of Ndi Igbo afloat amidst the socio-political and economic storms. A political zone like Okigwe, that has every reason to embrace every opportunity that comes its way due to many years of neglect and backwardness cannot afford to waste a God given chance to solve her myriad of problems, on the alter greed and selfishness.

Ordinary, if not that democracy calls for voting , considering the peculiar case of Okigwe senate election and its importance to Ndi Igbo, it would have been natural to just give it to the APC, candidate, Rt. Hon Benjamin Uwajumogu, who has the experience and the political power advantage to deliver for Ndi Igbo and Okigwe zone.

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Re: Okigwe Zone: Time To Get It Right At The Senate. by chriskosherbal(m): 8:16pm On Feb 06, 2016
Yes is time to get it right.
Re: Okigwe Zone: Time To Get It Right At The Senate. by help3852: 8:18pm On Feb 06, 2016
see the lies dey tell you, that they are going to Abuja for your sakes
hahaha hahaha


none of them will oppose the silly allowance they get an accept an increase in minimum wage for the people
Re: Okigwe Zone: Time To Get It Right At The Senate. by Gboliwe: 8:24pm On Feb 06, 2016
Voting Uwajumogu is wasting your vote. He is as useless as dey come

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Re: Okigwe Zone: Time To Get It Right At The Senate. by AndreUweh(m): 8:28pm On Feb 06, 2016
The February, 2016 rerun in OKIGWE zone is an opportunity for the east to be properly represented in the senate through the ruling party.
As a consequence, do it by voting in Rt Hon Benjy Uwajumogu as your senator.
Re: Okigwe Zone: Time To Get It Right At The Senate. by eyeview: 10:00pm On Feb 06, 2016
I believe chief Athan(one arm general) is a better representation to Uwajimogu who is always after self interest right from his days as speaker of the state assembly.
A man whom in all his years in the state assembly and as speaker can not attract a single GSM mast to his people in Isinweke. You have to go far away from his town to get 1bar of any network.
Meanwhile,tell him that despite all his diabolic acts and sacrifices for victory,he was roundly beaten by the PDP and he will be beaten again.
Selah
Re: Okigwe Zone: Time To Get It Right At The Senate. by AndreUweh(m): 12:43am On Feb 07, 2016
^^^I was in Isinweke during the Xmas period and all my phone lines were functional.
There is no part of OKIGWE zone where there is no network. He attracted the new IMO state college of education to his area. What else are you talking about?.
We are not looking at it from the OKIGWE zonal aspect of it but what will benefit Ndigbo. Senator Achonu before he was dismissed could not even attract a committe chairmanship position to the zone talk less of the entire south east. Would the APC ruling party entrust him with a key position?. No way. So Benjy Uwajumogu is the answer.

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