Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Dr. Chike Amobi an Abuja-based legal practitioner and member Uche Ekwunife Campaign Organization has boasted that Sen. Uche Ekwunife will wash the incumbent senator for Anambra-central, Sen.Victor Umeh, and other candidates for the senatorial election next year aside.
The American-trained legal luminary who hails from Eziowelle in Anambra-central senatorial district, further boasted that Uche Ekwunife would be re-elected into office in 2019 and that coming from the same senatorial zone and political platform with the PDP vice presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, that both persons would deliver what he described as political Tsunami that would wash Victor Umeh and other candidates aside to enable Anambra-central to have effective representation at the national assembly.
Amobi, who spoke to journalists in Awka at the weekend shortly after a stakeholders’ breakfast meeting with Sen. Uche Ekwunife, explained that he has an unflinching confidence and belief that Uche Ekwunife would make a better senator than all the characters in the race, pointing out that it was not about sentimental attachments but the unending crave for good representation by the electorate of Anambra-central.
According to him, the PDP senatorial candidate was better placed to deliver legislative dividends based on her tested and trusted track records of effective representation at the national assembly emphasising that “as far as campaigneering is concerned, the contest between Uche Ekwunife and other candidates will showcase her legislative sagacity and competence in surmounting obstacles in her way. The election is a test for the people to recover their stolen mandate. The people are saying that they want to recover the victory of 2015 …”
On her choice of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a vehicle to pursue her senatorial ambition, the legal practitioner noted that the people of Anambra-central were delighted that she opted for the PDP and coincidentally on the same political party and senatorial zone with the PDP vice presidential candidate, adding that the people were interested in who would deliver quality representation and not what he termed photogenic allegiance to popularity as the people now see beyond cosmetic appearances.
Amobi said, “I think if you go out on the streets of Anambra-central especially with Peter Obi coming as the vice presidential candidate, the project has now extended to Igbo owning the candidacy as an opportunity for them to get back and reclaim lost glories; that the last time an Igbo person tested the presidency was about 40 years ago when Alex Ekwueme was made the vice president …”
He however reiterated that the forthcoming election would not only be a manifest crushing of other candidates but would also showcase Uche Ekwunife as a formidable candidate which the incumbent has also commended for her senatorial proficiency.