ABIA CENTRAL: Keke Riders, Oha Ngwa Youths, Drum Support Onuigbo
Members of youth Organisations from Abia Central senatorial district, including Oha Ngwa Youth association have backed the member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency, Rep. Sam Onuigbo for Senate.
Also supporting the lawmaker for the senatorial election coming up on Feb. 25 are drivers, tricycle (KEKE), okada and other unions.
At his residence in Umuahia on Saturday, the youth organisations and unions said they have confidence in Rep. Onuigbo as one who can effectively represent them in the Senate, going by his antecedents as a member of the House of Representatives.
One of the youths and the chairman of Oha Ngwa Youths Association, Comrade Livinus Chisom said his members have observed the good works Onuigbo has been doing in the three local governments of Ikwuano, Umuahia North and South since 2015 when he became a member of the House of Representatives.
He expressed confidence that if elected into the Senate, Onuigbo will perform better for the enhancement of the livelihood of the people of Abia Central senatorial district.
Also speaking, Pastor Henry Okezie, the state chairman Abia State Drivers Welfare said members of his union are in solidarity with Onuigbo in his quest for senatorial seat, stating that they are attracted by his honesty and sincerity. According to him, they are looking beyond party lines, but concerned on individuals who have stood out in excellent performance in public office.
He expressed optimism that with the prayer and fasting women and youths of the senatorial district have embarked upon, the lawmaker will emerge victorious at the polls. In his response, the APC senatorial candidate for the senatorial district, Sam Onuigbo expressed gratitude to the youth groups and the unions for their support, saying he is touched by the show of love. According to him, other politicians have approached the unions for their support but they patiently waited for the adjudication on the rightful candidate of APC in the district, a case recently decided in favour of Onuigbo at the Supreme Court.
The supporters cited the Umuahia-Ikwuano-Ikot Ekpene Road which is now wearing a new look, following intervention by Hon. Onuigbo, ending years of neglect by past representatives.