Posted by News Express | 26 July 2018 | 1,629 times
A group, Transform Ebonyi Citizens Initiative (TEBCI) has endorsed a journalist, Prince Agwu Chijioke Agwu, to represent Onicha West Constituency in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly come 2019. TEBCI, also known as Ebonyi Citizens, said it chose Agwu at its executive meeting held recently at Monabliz Hotel and Suites, kprikpri, Abakaliki after he made his intention known at the gathering.
A statement issued on Sunday in Abakaliki and signed by the President, Nwokwu Daniel C., and Secretary, Engr. Uduma Abani Emmanuel, said that TEBCI after some evaluative process found Agwu worthy to represent the good people of Onicha at the state House of Assembly.
“In the pursuit of home-made leaders from among us, we need somebody who understands us, our plight and the reality on ground; a youth with impeccable character, out of the box thinker, critical and caring thinker and orator.
“Having found all that in Prince Agwu Chijioke Agwu, Ebonyi citizens and good people of Onicha West need not look further as we present an honest, sincere, diligent and advocate of justice, a young and hard-working lad to represent the people at the Ebonyi State House of Assembly come 2019,” the statement declared.
It noted that Prince Agwu is a political science graduate of the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), and someone who has been actively involved in the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information for public consumption and in the process had gotten a lot of experience as regards to the needs, values, beliefs and expectations of his people.
The group commended the courage, confidence and the ambition of the young prince of Onicha autonomous community for his interest in the leadership, lawmaking and welfare of the good people of Onicha in particular and Ebonyi State at large and encouraged other youths to take such bold steps by coming to the center stage of politics to contest and hold political positions instead of being hired for “pay me and I kill politics (thuggery).”
It further advised the people of Onicha West constituency to massively give their votes to the journalist citing that the Prince who has been into active journalism, which is a great component of democracy combined with his study of politics without doubt will put him in a good legal standing, urging the people to support his ambition if finally given the ticket by his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“The people of Onicha and the leadership of PDP have to show fully the inclusion and encouragement of youths in its party by giving its ticket to the people's mandate. Prince Agwu Chijioke has heeded to the voice of his people, so it’s now left for the party to do the needful during the primaries,” the statement said.
“Prince Agwu Chijioke Agwu is the best for this position as political scientist and a journalist, he doesn't need to be told the reality on ground nor the pains, desires and expectations of the people or what a good lawmaker is all about, he is not like those who get their knowledge of politics from motor Parks, Okada riders or from drivers and conductors while in the bus. This is what he studied and have been practising and as someone from a royal family, he has learnt how to make and impress the people,” concluded Nwokwu, the group’s President.
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