Enugu East: Nkanu Peoples Forum Endorses Nweke Jnr For SenateIgnatius Okpara, News, Politics Friday, March 21st, 2014
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
Ahead of the 2015 general election, a socio cultural group, Nkanu Peoples Forum, NPF, has endorsed the Director General of Nigeria Economic Summit Group, NESG, and erstwhile minister for Information, Mr. Frank Nweke Jnr, for Enugu East Senatorial District seat.
The group at the end of its 2014 first quarter meeting held in Agbani, in Nkanu west council area of the state Wednesday said Nweke Jnr meets their criteria for the caliber of a senator required to represent the zone in next dispensation.
Chief Jerry Okoh, President of NPF, explained after thorough examination of Nkanu sons and daughters, the group zeroed in on Nweke Jnr for his experience in national and international affairs, economic sagacity and cultural values of Nkanu clan.
The NPF boss, said that the group is of the opinion that the zone in the past six and a half years has had ineffective representation in the senate and can no longer field representatives that lack grasp of what the people desire from their legislators.
Okoh, maintained that Nweke Jnr fits into the shoes of a modern legislator, adding that from hindsight, the former minister did Nkanu people proud in all his national assignments, especially in his present job as DG of NESG where he said Nweke has effectively spurred Nigeria’s economic policies with landmark propositions to the federal government.
He therefore suggested that if Nweke jnr is allowed to go to the Senate, he would make articulate contributions in the national assembly that would further enhance the nation’s economic and political growth.
Hear him: “After the general meeting of Nkanu Peoples Forum in the first quarter, the house resolved to endorse the former minister for Information, Mr. Frank Nweke jnr for the position of a senator come 2015 general elections.
“Our decision was predicated on the premises that after thorough examination of other aspirants for the position, we arrived at Frank Nweke as a man that will wipe our peoples tears after over six years that the zone has had ineffective senators.
“We reasoned that Nweke is somebody who does not stir controversy and has proved himself worthy of understanding our values, aspirations and desires especially as it relates to our political quagmire. We believe that he understands our pulse, knowing that Nkanu land has not had its fair share in national allocation of resources and we have confidence that he will geniuely lobby to attract some of these lacking infrastructure in our zone.
“Some of these lacking infrastructure include safe drinking water, access roads, electricity in our hinterlands, human empowerment through job opportunities, modern agriculture and many more.
“We therefore beg all and sundry in Enugu East Senatorial zone to help us actualize our desires by voting for Frank Nweke jnr, particularly members of his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who would first have to sponsor him through their party. We stand as sureties that he will not disappoint the zone.” The group assured
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