By Chijindu Emeruwa, Abia.
The Abia Central Senatorial hopeful on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the immediate past Chairman, Governing Council, and Pro-chancellor Federal University of Calabar Cross-Rivers State, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, has canvassed for support from delegates ahead of the primary elections of the party in Abia State.
Recall that Senator Nwaogu had in April 2022, declared her intention to return to the National Assembly, to represent Abia central district of Abia state in 2023, having represented Isiala Ngwa North and Isiala Ngwa South federal Constituency in the House of Representatives between 1999 to 2003, and Abia Central Senatorial zone at the Nigerian senate in 2007 to 2011.
She also insisted that the business of lawmaking does not need rookies and beginners, but persons of requisite experience and distinctions, and promised to salvage the Abia central zone from the shackles of poor representation and legislative redundancy.
However, Senator Nwaogu, who was also a former governorship candidate of the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) during the first civilian regime in Abia state in 1991, while echoing her earlier appeal on statutory and prospective APC delegates contained in a release forwarded to our correspondent on Wednesday, boasted that she remained the most qualified and best candidate owing to her rich and intimidating antecedents and previous track records, restating her determination to replicate the laudable strides he made in previous capacities when elected in the red chamber of the national assembly.
The Senatorial Aspirant recalled that about ninety percent of principal officers of the current 9th National Assembly under this democratic system of government, have been in the legislature since 1999, pointing to the current President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and ex-deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, whom she said, had remained active in the art of lawmaking.
Nwaogu also reminded the Abia leadership of the APC that at this crucial moment of the electioneering process, the party needed to field the best candidates at all levels, to come out of the upcoming 2023 general elections
Her words: “For our great party to win or come out victorious, APC leaders, executives, and delegates should make sure that they elect candidates with credibility, a network of friendship, Popularity, and proven evidence of track records.
The ball is left for the delegates of APC Abia Central Senatorial District to play by voting in Sen. Nwaogu to fly the party flag come Wednesday 25th May 2022.