Umeh deserves encouragement, says NULGE
THE All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Senatorial candidate for Anambra Central Senatorial District, Sir Victor Umeh has performed credibly well both for Anambra State and entire Ndigbo and therefore deserves to be encouraged the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) , Anambra state chapter has said.
Speaking to The Guardian shortly after a rally organized by NULGE in Awka the president of the union, Comrade Jerry Nnubia described Umeh as the best among all the other candidates.
“Of note is Sir Umeh’s outspoken stance politically and socially in matters affecting the South-East geopolitical zone.
He has been working for the protection of economic and cultural interests of Ndigbo and deserves to be voted for so he can continue the good work he has been doing in the Senate.
Reminded of his position as a civil servant, Comrade Nnubia said, “We in NULGE are stakeholders in governance and politics of Anambra State. We cannot keep in abeyance or stay aloof on issues concerning the state.
“Of all the candidates contesting, we have found Sir Umeh more worthy and reliable, considering his contributions in tackling national issues affecting the Igbo people. We are confident that he will make a true representation for Anambra and Igbo nation in general at the National Assembly”.
Earlier in his speech, a member of NULGE, Anambra branch, Comrade Cosmos Nwafor had moved a motion which was variously adopted for the endorsement of Sir Umeh as the authentic candidate for Anambra Central Senatorial Zone.
He argued that “though NULGE is not partisan, we have singled out a candidate as the best choice who commands followership and respect among his grassroot followers.
“We have endorsed Sir Umeh because we have assessed all the candidates from the zone, concluded that he has done well. We cannot ignore somebody who has achieved much in various areas, including empowerment of youths . For that we must encourage him to realize his political ambition as a senator. This is a single honor we can do for him as a great achiever”.
Nwafor strongly argued that there is no law checking labour unions from playing active politics, adding, “We are at liberty to exercise our political roles in Nigeria”.
Responding, Umeh noted that the occasion was special for him to canvass for their support, saying, “I am contesting for the senate seat of Anambra Central Zone because I went to improve lives of Ndigbo, fight for their rights and help protect their property and interests in our country of Nigeria.
“My people have suffered a lot, there is structural imbalance, they are being relegated to the background politically, economically, soundly and otherwise”.
Umeh explained that he is a politician who always fights and defends people’s rights, assuring that he would give top-quality representation to his constituency.
He vowed to team up with his fellow honourable members to fight the Igbo cause if elected, saying, “I will work hard to liberate Ndigbo from their disadvantaged and oppressed position”.
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