2015: Ex-Minister Frank Nweke Joins Enugu East Senatorial RaceFeatured, Latest News Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
Ignatius Okpara, Lagos
Former Minister of Information and national orientation, Mr. Frank Nweke has declared his intention to vie for the Enugu East senatorial district seat in 2015.
Senator Gilbert Nnaji, who is the chairman senate committee on communication, is currently occupying the seat.
Announcing his ambition to newsmen on Saturday at his Enugu residence, the erstwhile minster, who is the incumbent Director- General, Nigeria Economic Summit Group, (NESG) said he decided to join the race because of his desire to provide quality representation to people of the zone.
“I believe I’m eminently qualified, and has what it takes to represent the good people of Enugu east senatorial zone at the senate come 2015.”
“I also strongly believe that I have what it takes to become the most effective and vibrant senator Enugu east senatorial district has ever produced, if given the opportunity to serve in 2015.”
Asked how he intends to slug it out with his former boss and ally, and former Governor of Enugu state, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, who speculations are making the rounds in some quarters, that he is also interested in the office.
Nweke said, “with due respect to all those nursing the ambition for the seat, it is the electorate of the area that will decide who will represent them at the upper chamber of the nation’s National Assembly in 2015. “
However, he declined comment on the political platform he would be vying for the position.
African Examiner investigation revealed that other key contenders for the seat so far, include, the incumbent senator representing the zone, Gilbert Nnaji, chief of staff to Enugu state Governor, Mrs. Ifeoma Nwobodo, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, as well as Peoples Democratic Party chieftain in the state, Chief Everest Nnaji.
Nweke, who hails from Ozalla, in Nkanu west local government area of the state, served as information minister between June 2005 to January 2007 under president Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration.
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