Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Barr.Tony Chukwuelue senatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for Anambra-central election has observed that Awka-North which he said is part of the zone is suffering acute government neglect and abandonment.
Chukwuelue said his campaign tour of the local government area made it clear to him that Awka-North has not been treated fairly by government. He said the level of degradation and infrastructural deficits in the area made him resolve that Awka-North will receive his attention as a senator.
The SDP senatorial candidate who spoke with journalists at Parktonia hotel Awka at the weekend, said there was not much of development going on there adding that Awka-North has been neglected in every facet of human development.
He said the council area was completely bereft of social amenities like hospitals, schools, roads and a host of others pointing fingers in the direction of those who have represented the senatorial district in the past. He said that some of the representatives from the zones have not been able to visit Awka-North themselves to obtain first hand information on the deplorable condition of the council area.
Chukwuelue said his going to the Senate was to fight for Nigerians and the people of Anambra-central in particular through bills and motions and he would equally ensure that Awka-North local government area received priority attention from the state and federal government to redeem it from political retardation.
He said he was well-grounded in parliamentary matters having been in legal practice for 28 years coupled with having functioned as legislative aide stressing that those contesting with him did not have the experience he had in the business of legislation.
The SDP senatorial candidate also disclosed that he had been a consultant on legislative matters assisting national assembly members in the drafting of bills and motions in the last eleven years.
He said if elected into the senate, he would introduce bills that would not only be beneficial to Anambra-central senatorial zone but also to the entire country to ensure better life for the people especially the rural populace who he said were mostly forgotten by representatives at various levels of political representation.