Chime, Ekweremadu’s 2015 Senatorial Ambition Tears Enugu Community ApartLatest News, News, Politics Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
Less than a week, that the people of Awgu local government in Enugu West Senatorial district of Enugu State purportedly endorsed Governor Sullivan Chime for Senate in the 2015, indigenes of the area have disowned the endorsement, saying they are not part of the support.
African Examiner reports that some local media had few days ago, reported that the people of the Area have endorsed governor Chime for the Enugu West senatorial zone seat currently being occupied by the Deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, who is also seeking a 4th term in office.
However, a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu Tuesday by the President of Ugwulesi Autonomous Community Town Union in Awgu Town, Dr. Dominic Ogbu, said those who visited Chime were “self-appointed political jobbers representing no community from Awgu, hence neither represented the views of their village, let alone those of Awgu people.”
The statement read in parts: “there are three autonomous communities in Awgu town and Chief Stephen Onuoha, is not a Traditional Prime Minister to any of the three traditional rulers in Awgu and could not be representing any autonomous community in Awgu town since he has no mandate whatsoever to act in that capacity”.
“Although we understand the quest for endorsement to be Governor Chime’s desperate reaction to the rising agitation by our people against the age-long marginalization of Awgu in the political equation of the State, it would be illogical and foolhardy for him to believe that we would ever abandon the worthy cause by supporting the senatorial ambition of a Governor who has not only sustained the injustice against our people, but has consistently taken conscious steps to worsen our lots within the Enugu commonwealth”
“We, therefore, advise the Governor to immediately ask for a refund from his handlers and those political contractors who sold him a false endorsement because they have played a fast one on him.”
Dr. Ogbu insisted that Awgu people were “unshaken in their total resolve to ensure that Senator Ike Ekweremadu returns as Senator of Enugu West Senatorial Zone come 2015 because he has acquitted himself most excellently in this position, bringing about quality representation and rural transformation.”
“We therefore further advice Governor Sullivan Chime and his vain-chasers to count Awgu people out of his desperate quest for endorsement”, the statement concluded.
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