It was a Grand Convocation on Sunday, 5th June, 2022, when the IFE AWKUZU DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, ANAMBRA/ASABA CHAPTER unanimously echoed and re-echoed their unflinching support for one of their own and the Labour Party Candidate for the Oyi/Ayamelum Federal House of Representatives contest for the 2023 General Elections.
The colourful occasion, which doubled as the Trimonthly Meeting of the Association and held at the CM COMFORT HOTELS and SUITES, AWKUZU had in attendance many members of the Association, the candidate of the Labour Party for the Election, Dr. Uzochukwu Obiora Chira, members of the press and others.
Speaking during the event, the Branch Chairman of the Association, Chief. Jude Uzodinma Onuorah said that Awkuzu Town is ripe to have one of our own who will be our eye in the Green Chambers of the National Assembly in particular, and also stand as our muscle in the Federal Government of Nigeria in general, emphasizing that Dr. Obiora Chira is our own, and hence deserves the holistic support of his kiths and kin for the realization of the pleasant ambition.
He further went into details to enumerate some achievements of Dr Obiora Chira in Awkuzu including the many Scholarship Grants made available to our indigent, but brilliant students in various secondary schools using the DR. OBIORA CHIRA HERITAGE FOUNDATION, provision of job opportunities for our people in his Hospital at Abuja, mobilization and empowerment of Science Teachers on ad-hoc basis to help fill up the lacunae of lack of Teachers in Women Education Center(WEC), Awkuzu, facilitating the admission of some of our students into the University of Abuja(UNIABUJA), his many medical intervention outreaches in Awkuzu and so many others.
He expressed his delight by announcing that the Meeting is the first public outing of Dr Obiora Chira after his resounding victory at his Party primary election which took place the previous day, describing the the occasion as a divine arrangement.
Speaking further to buttress the position of the Chairman, the Public Relations Officer(PRO) of the Association, Comrade Ben Ogboh asserted that Dr Obiora Chira (COCO MAN) is the best candidate for the job at the National Assembly, citing his various rare and exceptional qualities, vast leadership experiences and other factors as excellent indices/pointers to a better legislative capacity performance if given the opportunity.
He stated that Dr Chira is ‘nke anyi’, hence the need for our collective solidarity.
He called on Ndi Awkuzu, Ndi Oyi niine and Ndi Ayamelum to rally together and support Dr Obiora Chira for a better future for our people and the generations upfront, reiterating that Awkuzu and the Oyi/Ayamelum Federal Constituency and her constituents will be better with the COCOMAN.
While delivering his speech, the candidate, Dr Uzochukwu Obiora Chira said that his mission is the emancipation of our people who has been in a ramshackle since the inception of the present democracy in Nigeria.
He described the parliament as the best tool for social engineering, promising that if elected into the House of Representatives, the Ndi Ayamelum na Ndi Oyi will understand the true meaning of a Legislator and legislative functions.
In his words, ”the landscape which has described the terrain of Ayamelum and Oyi people since 1999 has been nothing short of despicable. In the economic sphere, sociocultural development and political axis, our people are still wallowing in the doldrums, and this has been aggravated by greedy elements who have been given the opportunities for so many times to change the narratives, who instead of putting the interest of the people as their primary assignments, turned around like the proverbial dog that turned against his owner instead of the prey in the bush”.
”I have come to bring a shift in the paradigm. I stand as a voice in the midst of noise for Ndi Oyi na Ayamelum be anyi, support me because our future collectively belongs to us and we will become what we make it now in the future”.
Highlights of the occasion includes the Review of the visions of the IFE AWKUZU DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, rundown of the achievements of the Association within the last few years/months, sharing of ideas and plans for the end of year activities of the Association, heavy refreshments, snapshots, etc.
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