Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Senator Margery Chuba-Okadigbo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will leave a legacy of free, fair and credible elections devoid of malpractices and fraud.
She stated this at her country home Ogbunike, Oyi local government area of Anambra state, while playing host to select journalists on Tuesday.
Okadigbo who represented Anambra-North senatorial zone at the National Assembly explained that the incumbent federal government was working round the clock to bequeath an electoral system that would represent the wishes and aspirations of the Nigerian electorate during elections.
She observed that the APC government was only 3 years old but has recorded milestone achievements especially as it concerns revamping the electoral system, adding that the nation has had governments In the past but none could change the status quo even as she noted that it would be rather unfair to blame the country’s woes on the APC government.
Okadigbo who is currently gunning for the Anambra-North senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stated further that the southeast was an enemy to itself; that it was time Ndigbo to brought themselves into the polity instead of playing second fiddle in the scheme of things.
On the level of government presence in her community Ogbunike, the senator lamented that there was practically no state government presence in her community. She said members of the state legislature, commissioners and other government functionaries at the state level should leave up to their responsibilities and ensure that their communities received government attention rather than keep mute and watch their communities suffer more infrastructural decay.
She opined that as a senator she built classroom blocks, health centres, secured employments and a host of other amenities in Ogbunike community even though she expressed concern about the deplorable conditions of roads and absence of social amenities the state government should have provided for the people to enhance living conditions.
On Nigeria at 58, the senator observed that the country has been able to sustain democracy and unity of purpose. Although she said Nigeria is still a young nation when compared to other countries she noted that the unity of the country is worthy of celebration.
She noted that there was still room for development and that infrastructure needed to be improved upon, pointing out that road network in the southeast was still a disaster.