The Antarctica explorer and present Delta North People’s Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate, Prince Ned Nwoko, on Sunday, 22 January, 2023, hosted the Delta North clans and communities presidents general, at Mount Ned, Idumuje Ugboko, to discuss how to move the senatorial district forward, as the country inches closer to the general elections.
Addressing the PGs, led by their chairman, Prince Igwe Ngekwe, Nwoko stated that he does not appreciate being addressed as a politician, reason being that, Nigerian politicians have succeeded in making the title ‘politician’, synonymous to corruption.
He, however, assured the people that, with him as senator representing Delta North senatorial district, he would ensure transparent and responsive governance, stressing that no offer can make him compromise his principles.
Speaking on the issues of abandoned projects and government negligence, the senatorial candidate assured that, with him in office, there would not be room for such discrepancies, or refusal to carry out vital projects, using lack of funds as excuse.
To buttress his statement, the dogged legal consultant made a reference to his Antarctica trip. He said that, if he could sign a disclaimer, just to explore a place, that there is no length he would not go to fight for the people of Anioma nation.
Nwoko expressed his desire to make Anioma a tourist attraction, pointing out Oko and other communities in Ndokwa as places that would make beautiful tourist destinations.
He said, “I am not your typical Nigerian politician. I can’t and I won’t compromise my principles for any reason. I love Anioma and I will do anything humanly possible to push us forward, including the ones people considered impossible.
“I love challenges, and I have taken it upon myself to ensure that in my tenure, Anioma will experience responsive governance. I have discussed with other representatives contesting under PDP, that, once elected, we would have an enjoined meeting with community representatives, where major challenges faced in each local government area and communities would be stated and documented. Gradually, we would tackle all problems. There must be equal representation.
“If I can sign a disclaimer, just to explore a place, then you should know that there is no length that I wouldn’t go to move Anioma forward. I respect people but I don’t fear anyone. There is no one that can cajole me into abandoning my mandate”, Nwoko stated.
The forum pledged their support for the leading senatorial candidate, and instantly, gave him their vote of confidence, with Chief Unue Benjamin, speaking on behalf of Ndokwa/Ukwuani federal constituency, Mr Ndikanwu Emmanuel Ashinze, speaking for Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency, and Chief Larry Onyeche, speaking for Ika federal constituency.
The Chairman, Prince Ngekwe, while acknowledging Nwoko, pointed out that, the council is conversant with Nwoko’s track records, and that he is most qualified for the senatorial position. He, however, urged Nwoko to keep to his promise of quarterly meetings with the Presidents General of Anioma communities, to continuously discuss and harness different ideas that would move the senatorial district forward.
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