Benjamin Uwajumogu
Benjamin Uwajumogu

As the choice over who will represent the Imo North senatorial zone of the state at the upper chambers of the National Assembly continues to rage ahead of the 2015 general elections, youths from the six local government councils of the zone have thrown their weight behind the aspiration of the Speaker, Imo state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu, to represent the zone.


Coming under the auspices of the Greater Okigwe Youths for Good Governance, the youths stated that their resolve to support the Imo Speaker was borne out of the need to see that more youths from the zone are empowered and to further entrench development down to every nook and cranny of the zone.

?The reward for good work is more work. It is in line with our vision and mission which is encapsulated on the need to emancipate our people from the shackles of political slavery and perpetual servitude that we have fully resolved to take the bull by the horn through the support of genuine leaders who have shown interest in the welfare of our people and further permeate development down to our various communities?, they stated.

Coordinator of the group, Comr. Sunday Nwanyanwu, who handed down the position of the group to reporters, maintained that Okigwe zone as a political entity has enjoyed democracy dividends under Uwajumogu, as the state Assembly Speaker and its political leader, adding that his positive outing so far shows that the zone was effectively positioned for further classical representation at the centre.

He continued: ?It should not be contextually misplaced that this is the first time Okigwe zone is having this wind of change and we believe strongly that for this positive wind to continue for the betterment of our people, someone has to spearhead the change. Based on his laudable contributions to the overall development of our motherland, we have unanimously decided that Uwajumogu should be the navigator of this positive wind to guarantee positive transformation of our zone?, he submitted.

Comr. Nwanyanwu, further berated past leaders of the zone for obviously neglecting what he described as the pathetic condition of Okigwe people and warned political actors from the zone to clearly desist from divisive political maneuvers which he said runs antithetical to the development of the area, adding that youths from the zone were all out to take their political destiny into their hands by ensuring that only credible candidates with people oriented blueprints were elected into offices.

Source: Emeka Ahenaku


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