SENATOR Uche Ekwunife yesterday, Wednesday met with the zonal coordinators of Senator Uche Ekwunife Campaign Organization in Awka, Anambra State.
At the event which held at Senator Uche Ekwunife Campaign House Awka, Senator Ekwunife thanked her teeming supporters, particularly her Local Government and Ward Coordinators whom she described as her “stronghold” for the immeasurable support they have given her over the years.
She described the political terrain as one that requires a dedicated and committed support base, which she, by the grace of God is priviledged to have.
“The operating capital of every politician is his or her support base, and today with the numbers I see here, I am convinced that my support base is still intact”, Ekwunife says.
She stated that the cardinal reason she has remained in politics is to bring the dividends of democracy to the grassroots, an act she decribed as one that has given her maximum satisfaction over the years.
“Politics is essentially about what you can attract for the people whom you represent”, she said. She assured her loyal supporters of her continued commitment to a people-oriented leadership.
Speaking further, Senator Ekwunife stressed the need for the people of Southeast to take a firm and collective political stand in 2019.
“Our People must not be left out in National politics. This is why some of us are supporting President Buhari’s second term bid. Experience has taught me that interests play a leading role in politics. Our interest as Ndi Igbo is to produce an Igbo President in 2023. Therefore, in addition to the commendable work being done by the Buhari Administration in developing all sectors of the Nigerian economy, we strongly believe that the fastest and surest route to achieving an Igbo Presidency in 2023 would be to support President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming elections”.
She further described as “mischievous and unfounded” the malicious rumours about President Buhari not liking the Igbos. “How can they truly say that President Buhari dislikes the Igbos when twice, in his previous attempts to win the Presidency, he picked Vice Presidential Candidates that were not just Igbos, but from Anambra State?. This is not minding the fact that he did not receive any votes from Ndi Igbo the first time. This does not depict the conduct of someone who dislikes the Igbos”.
While responding to questions posed to her about whether she has formally indicated an interest to contest in the forthcoming elections, she responded that she was still engaged in consultations in that regard and would notify them of her decision in due course.
Kingsley Chukwuemeka Ubani,
Awka, Anambra State.