Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Social Democratic Party candidate for Anambra-central senatorial district for the 2019 general elections, Barr.Tony Chukwuelue has said that the All Progressives Grand Alliance, the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress messed up the senatorial chances of Anambra-central for three years due to legal war.
Chukwuelue said that any vote for the aforementioned political parties was tantamount to a reenactment of another legal battle and possibly Anambra-central might lose another four years this time.
The SDP candidate who spoke to journalists in Awka on Thursday, said that Anambra-central was the only senatorial district in the entire country that lost three years fighting in the court. He therefore recalled that in the first year the federal government budgeted six trillion, second year seven trillion while in the third year the budget was eight trillion, stressing that what it meant was that Anambra-central lost a chunk of democracy dividends, infrastructure and what have you as a result of litigation.
According to him, the same gladiators who made the senatorial zone lose three years at the national assembly are coming back to contest, pointing out that they should be retired and sent to political exile because they have caused Anambra-central monumental damage.
Chukwuelue said, “Any right-thinking person from Anambra-central should not be thinking of voting PDP, APGA or APC, the only way to go is SDP … ” adding that he worked as a consultant to senators and legislators and has comparative advantage over other candidates because of his proficiency to draft bills and motions.
The legal practitioner who disclosed that he was a lawyer of twenty-seven years of active practice as well as a chief of staff at the national assembly, noted that some of the best bills being implemented in the country were written by him emphasising that the Nigerian Diaspora Bill which President Muhammadu Buhari was implementing currently was written by him as well as a host of other bills. He added that the job in the senate was not about political heavyweights but about who was more qualified and competent.
Chukwuelue opined that he has also initiated what he termed National Essential Commodities Bill to compel federal government to subsidise goods and services the common man needs to access and make them affordable. He assured that if elected into office in 2019, he would give power back to the people of Anambra-central senatorial zone.