BENJAMIN Uwajumogu, the immediate past speaker of the Imo State house of assembly and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Okigwe senatorial re-run has promised to bring his vast legislatives experience to bear in his desire to give the Okigwe zone a voice at the senate.
Uwajumogu stated this recently while addressing a very popular political group in the area known as the Ahia Oma structure.
The politician said it was unfortunate that the Okigwe zone had not had a voice at the present senate as the incumbent from records only sat for 21 days out of 65 days as at December 11, 2015.
Uwajumogu also said that the incumbent had never been noticed at the floor of the senate except when he submitted a personal petition against Anthony Anwuka, former vice-chancellor of Imo State Unversity, when he was nominated as a minister and when he withdrew the same petition when he was called upon to substantiate it.
He noted that the other two senators from Imo State were made chairmen of viable committees in the senate based on their legislative experiences and impact at the senate. He regretted that the senator for Okigwe zone was merely made the vice chairman of an unnoticeable committee.
He said he would definitely bring his wealth of experience as a one-time legislative leader to give the Okigwe zone and the entire South East a voice as he would be the only APC senator from the entire South East region.
He urged members of the Ahia Oma structure to be mindful of the fact that power had changed hands and appealed to them not to delink themselves from the national political grid.
Uwajumogu who spoke amidst cheers enumerated his achievements in the zone as the speaker of the state house of assembly added that it would be very easy for him to attract more federal presence and projects to the zone as he understands the contemporary political intrigues and terrain of the country.
— Feb 8, 2016 @ 15:40 GMT