Nweke,(2nd right) and his deputy Ugwuanyi(1st right) at the event
The people of Aku community in Igbo-Etiti South Local Government Area of Enugu state have expressed profound support to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the upcoming general elections, Frank Nweke jr, and his running mate Dr. Edith Ugwuanyi.
This is just as the Aku community also endorsed the candidature of their son Hon. Chidi Ifunanya Attah, who is the APGA House of Assembly candidate for Igbo-Etiti West state constituency in the forthcoming election.
The people expressed their loyalty to APGA and its candidates when the party’s gubernatorial candidate and his campaign team visitied the community on Thursday.
Hailing the community for their unwavering loyalty, Hon Attah explained that the goal of APGA candidates in the State was to work aggressively towards improving the standard of living for the people.
While sharing some of his human development efforts in the community, he assured everyone of his commitment to ensuring optimal representation of their needs at the State House of Assembly if elected.
“Today, I can count 230 people that I have helped to secure jobs. I currently have 11 undergraduates under my scholarship and I have 57 students in this community who have been able to procure their JAMB forms with my help. These were done as a private citizen because I have your interest at heart. You can expect more once I am elected your representative in the State House” he said.
Going further, the House of Assembly candidate revealed that he had discussed the issues of non-payment of teachers and pensioners with the APGA governorship candidate, who had given his word to make their welfare a priority for urgent attention once sworn in as the Governor. He assured them that the same thing applied to ensuring regular power supply and the rehabilitation of their roads. He reaffirmed his confidence in Nweke and asked the people to trust him with their votes.
In his remarks, Nweke praised Attah for his attention to the needs of the people and his genuine desire to improve their lives. Noting that the turnout of the people was a testament to their love for him, he urged the community to vote for good leaders like them who would put their interests ahead of pecuniary interests.
“What Ifunanya has started in the communities he serves will become the norm once we get into office. Our desire is to ensure your security, good water and power supply, and good road infrastructure and to provide you with jobs and opportunities to improve your economic power. These are some of the things APGA will do in Enugu State” he said.
To demonstrate their acceptance of the gubernatorial candidate, Nweke was presented with a handcrafted wooden chair created by a young local sculptor, Obinna Odenigbo.
Other candidates present at the event were the House of Assembly candidates for Nsukka West – Hon. Uche Ugwanyi and for Udenu – Hon. Chijioke Ezegwu, House of Representatives candidates for Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South – Hon Ngozi Ugwu and for Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani – Hon Paul Ezea, and also the Senatorial candidate for Enugu North, Sir Casmir Ugwu.