Sunday, April 14, 2024

Ekweremadu Counsels PDP Chairmanship candidates

Ahead of the February 29 Council polls in Enugu State, the former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has counselled the Chairmanship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Local Government Council polls to see their prospects to serve at the grassroots as an opportunity to make or mar their political careers.

Senator Ekweremadu who noted that he started off as a Council Chairman enjoined the candidates to address the basic needs of the people, when elected, in order to continue to earn their trust for higher political service.

The lawmaker spoke on Thursday during the PDP mega rally at Orba, Udenu Local Government headquarters to round off the party’s campaigns.

“Enugu is a PDP State and by the grace of God, the 17 of you will be massively voted in and returned as duly elected Council Chairmen on Saturday. So, on behalf of the Enugu State Caucus of the National Assembly, I Congratulate you in advance.

However, let me also put you on notice that it is an opportunity that could make or mar your political careers, depending on what you make of it, because I was once a Council Chairman.

Nobody expects you to build flyovers or to shoulder the responsibilities of the State Government and Federal Government. Just keep it simple and be sincere and accessible to the people,” he admonished.

Continuing, the Senator who represents Enugu West, said all the prospective council chairmen needed to address are basic needs of the people.


“Address their basic needs- primary education, security at your level, basic rural infrastructure and in fact primary needs of the communities.

Luckily for you, we have a rural-centric governor in Enugu State, who is not leaving any stone unturned to touch the lives of the rural communities. It is up to you to effectively augment his efforts and the people will be happy with you”, he said.

The Senator, who was flanked by some of the National Assembly members from Enugu State, also enjoined the people of Enugu to vote the PDP en-masse in the Council polls, noting that the PDP Government in Enugu State had justified the confidence reposed in it by the people.

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