Ideato Fed. Constituency Seat: We will not reinforce failure, underdevelopment on the basis of ranking – Paschal Obi
…Kicks off campaign
The immediate past Principal Secretary to the Imo State Governor and the candidate of the Action Alliance (AA)for Ideato Federal Constituency, Dr. Paschal Obi has reiterated the need for qualitative, purposeful and people centred representation for the constituency.
The Obioha born house of Representative hopeful made this known when he led the members of his campaign team to Ndi Imoko, Umualaoma, and Uzii communities all in Ideato North Local Government.
The elated former principal secretary and candidate of the Action Alliance who was given an arousing welcome by the people of the communities who came out in their numbers to welcome him, expressed deep appreciation for the show of love, support and solidarity shown him while reiterating his resolve to give the constituency the needed representation if elected.
Dr. Paschal Obi decried the level of underdevelopment, visibly poor representation and the inability of the current member to give the constituency the needed exposure and recognition among the comity of federal constituencies in the country.
Ugwumsinachi stressed that his joining the race was to provide the needed qualitative representation for the people of the federal constituency and to use his contacts and connections to turn around the fortunes of the people whose interest would remain paramount all through stay as a legislator upon his election.
In his words, ‘I’m in the race to provide my people with a stronger voice in the House of Representatives, and my coming to represent my people at the lower chamber of the National Assembly is to provide purposeful, qualitative and human centred representation and to use my wealth of experience, contacts and connections to attract the needed infrastructural and human capital development of our people”.
He used the opportunity to issue a red card to the incumbent member, Hon. Austine Chukwukere who he described as a bench warmer who could not represent the interest of the people. He accused him of presenting the people of Ideato Federal Constituency as marginalized people hence, he lacked the knowledge of the workings of the government. He assured that all that would be a thing of the past upon his election with promise to synergize with other members of the House to bring what is due for the people.
“Representation is all about knowing the way to getting what you want and how to go about it. You don’t send people who are daft and people who sleeps at the floor of the house because before they would wake up, the sharing would have been over.”
“I’m very much prepared, am a detailed person and I have the password to our problems hence am going to ensure that we restore our lost voice. I’m known for providing jobs and empowerment for our people as a Principal Secretary and I would do more as a House of Representatives Member.
He therefore solicited support for his candidacy, President Mahammadu Buhari, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and other state Assembly members with reference that both the AA and APC are in perfect alliance to deliver the people.
Dignitaries at the event all took time to extol the good virtues of Dr. Obi who they described as the solution to a new Ideato Nation. The dignitaries included Hon Arthur Egwim , Hon Duru Iheonukara, Chief Vitus Dike, Hon.Eugene Asika, Hon.Joseph Obi, Hon.Uche Onwuka, Lizzy Nwazuruigbo, Nze CJK Chinedo, Moses Emedo, Prince Philip Amagba Evangelist Ifeanyi Ogbonwa among others.