Why I’m contesting Igboetiti/Uzo-Uwani fed constituency seat, by Ekwueme
The All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representatives candidate for Igboetiti/Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency in Enugu State, Chief Sam Ekwueme, says he is contesting to end 23 years of neglect of his constituency.
He expressed worry that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had short-changed his constituency since Nigeria became a democracy in 1999.
Ekwueme was speaking with newsmen, yesterday, at Ogbade, headquarters of Igboetiti Local Council of the state, after traditional rulers in the area had prayed for his victory at the 2023 general elections.
He said it is disheartening that his constituency had nothing to show in terms of democracy dividends since the PDP had been representing the constituency in the federal legislature.
“I am here today at the Igboetiti Local Council headquarters to seek the blessing of traditional rulers from the area.
“My ambition to represent the good people of Igboetiti/Uzo-Uwani at the House of Representatives is to provide effective representation.
“The constituents are tired of PDP. In the past 24 years, the party has failed the people without any dividends of democracy to show,’’ he said.
Ekwueme said he is in the race to reignite and restore the people’s belief in quality representation and good governance.
The candidate, who was aide to Mr. Clement Agba, former Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, said that he facilitated the construction and asphalting of the Nsukka-Lejja-Aku 11.5km link road.
He added that he sank a solar-powered borehole in his Aku community that supplies water to many residents, among other achievements.
Ekwueme promised that his representation would be based on effective feedback through periodic town hall meetings if elected.