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Next Senate for old timers, not newcomers, says Nwaogu

By Gordi Udeajah, Umuahia
22 April 2022   |   2:49 am
Former two-term senator for Abia Central Zone and a one-term member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Nkechi Nwaogu, has noted that the longer one stays in the legislature

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Former two-term senator for Abia Central Zone and a one-term member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Nkechi Nwaogu, has noted that the longer one stays in the legislature, the better one is, in terms of legislative know-how and for the benefit of their constituencies.

Arguing that the next senate should be for old-timers and doyens and not for newcomers, she urged the electorate to put this into consideration as they rationalise and decide whom to elect into the next senate in 2023.

She spoke, yesterday, in Umuahia, Abia State, which is part of her senatorial constituency while announcing to APC members of her intention to contest and return to the Senate on the platform of the APC.

She recalled that she started federal lawmaking at the green chambers with the present Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and some others now in the Senate before graduating to the senate where she served for two terms.

Nwaogu said, “We should put into consideration that 90 per cent of the current National Assembly members are all old-timers. Therefore, it is said, the older one serves as a lawmaker, the better and more experienced one is, in terms of legislative know-how.”

According to Nwaogu, “A vote for her is one for emancipation, liberation, restoration and resuscitation of Abia Central from the shackles of misrepresentation and legislative redundancy.”

“I am going back to the senate to, among other things, champion a course for gender equality and make sure that the gender equality bill that was rejected by the senate is reversed.”

A top leader of APC in the state, Acho Obioma, while lauding Nwaogu for effectively representing the senatorial zone and federal constituency at different times, said that this justifies her bid to return to the senate in 2023.