In continuation of his Thank You and Consultation visit, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hopeful for Abia Central Senatorial district in the 2023 general elections, Col Austin Akobundu rtd, has asked the people of Isiala Ngwa Local Government Area to remain resolute in the party and support for candidates of the in 2023 general elections.
Addressing some Stakeholders in the area at the LGA headquarters, Okpuala Ngwa on Thursday, Akobundu, who is also a former Minister of State Defence, said he came to the area to reassure the Stakeholders, particular those who missed out as delegates during the just concluded PDP primaries that all hope is not lost.
He explained that the reason behind the non inclusion of many party officials as delegates during the primaries was not deliberate, saying that the challenge came as a result of the exclusion of statutory delegates in the Electoral Act.
This, he stated, was neither caused by PDP nor its leadership, opining that the challenge affected all parties and not PDP alone. The Apu Ukwu of Ohuhu, Umuahia North told them that he came to personal assure them of his readiness to carry them along if elected into Senate in 2023.
The PDP candidate thanked the party faithful in Isiala Ngwa North for coming out en masse to vote for him during the primaries and assured them that he will reciprocate their good gesture if elected.
In the brief speech, the Director General of Akobundu Campaign Council, Pastor Emeka Inyama, challenged PDP faithful in the area to ensure that they expand their coast by winning more people to the party.
The Coordinator of the campaign council in Isiala Ngwa North, Hon G. C. Iwuoha and Chairman of Isiala Ngwa North Council, Chief Chinwendu Ochiulo, assured the PDP hopeful that the people of Isiala Ngwa North, being a stronghold of PDP, will vote massively for him in next year’s election.
The train thereafter moved over to Abia Hotels, Umuahia, where the former minister joined friends and well wishers to honour the former Secretary to the Abia State Government (SSG), Barr CSL Nwosu who was earlier in the day awarded the prestigious title of Enyi Abia by the state government during the of 31st anniversary of the creation of Abia State.
Akobundu, in his brief speech at the event described Barr Nwosu, as a patriot who has contributed so much towards the building of the state since its creation in 1991 and urged him to continue to offer his services to the state.
Meanwhile, the PDP candidate for Abia Central commended the former TC Chairman for Umuahia South, Barr Randie Ukawoko for setting up the Obinwanne Group, a sociopolitical organization that has helped not only in enlightening and educating the people of Umuahia South on the benefits of involving actively in politics, but offering some medical and financial succour to the downtrodden.
Akobundu, spoke when he paid his courtesies to the group during their meeting at the Abia Hotels, Umuahia, urged the group to ensure that they enlighten the grass root on the need for them to come out en masse to support him in 2023.
In their responses, both Barr Nwosu and Barr Ukawoko gave special accolades to the PDP Abia Central candidate for his love to better the lives of the people, pointing out that as National Organising Secretary of PDP, Akobundu offered the people the best opportunity to participate in party activities outside those in Abuja, the Federal capital Territory.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.