Umeh vows to continue pursuing Igbo interest if re-elected Senator

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 30 January 2019 | 1,756 times

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•Senator Victor Umeh

The senatorial candidate for All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State, Senator Victor Umeh, has vowed to sustain his fight in the red chambers of the National Assembly for the overall interest and development of Igboland if he makes it to the senate. 

Umeh spoke on the heels of criticisms from his detractors who accused him of omnibus representation that has subsequently denied his constituency of specific treat.

He said his appearance and ideologies have portrayed him as one who came to the National Assembly to pursue the course of Ndigbo at home and in the Diaspora.

Addressing APGA faithful in Isuanaocha, Awka North Local Government Area of the state during his re-election campaign tour of the area, Umeh said: “Whenever they see me in my tall red cap, they know I am a proud Igbo man. Therefore, they cannot denigrate or relegate my people in my presence.

“Whenever issues concerning Igbos are discussed, I always tried my best to ensure that the interest of my people is fully represented.

“In the senate there are people from other parts of the country, but I went there as a Senator of Igbo constituency and Nigerian.”

Umeh while saying that his red cap had portrayed him as a representative of the Igbo nation in the senate said he had within the past 11 months put up quality argument when bills and motions brought on the floor did not accommodate the interest of the Igbos.

He gave assurance that if re-elected by February 16, he will continue to ensure his voice is heard on important national issues, especially the ones affecting Ndigbo.

“I will continue to make sure that everything that belongs to my people is brought to them without losing any,” Umeh said.

He added: “Today, they call me voice of the South-East and South-South in the Senate because I make them understand that unequal distribution of nation’s wealth and appointments are the reasons some people are agitating to be on their own.

“I have come to let you know that the work in the Senate is not an easy task. It is a job for the bold and courageous which I represent.”

Source: News Express

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