By Chibuzo Obidike
A former Commissioner for Environment in Anambra State, Hon. Obi Nwankwo has said that his vision is to give Awka North and South the type of representation that has eluded the area over the years.
Hon. Nwankwo, a frontline aspirant vying to represent Awka North and South Federal Constituency in the 2023 General Election, stated this during a meeting with the Anambra State Executive Council of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Awka.
Hon. Nwankwo was accompanied to the event by people of his hometown, support groups and friends.
Hon. Nwankwo, who was also a former Commissioner for Science and Technology, Power and Utility, had, during his time in office, ensured full digitalization of the ministries with computers and internet, reinvigoration of the State’s power grid, most notably the Agu-Awka sub-ingestion station, restoration of power to Orumba North and South and Aguleri Communities, among others, as well as spearheading the street light projects of the last administration and construction of structures at the Nteje Rehabilitation Home.
Addressing the party stakeholders, Hon. Nwankwo who decried the place of Awka North and South in terms of development, explained his vision of changing the face of the area for good.
The former commissioner, while asking all stakeholders in the area to reunite and stand behind him, assured that that he will remain committed and supportive to the political process during and after the election, and insisted that it was important for everyone to put away personal interests and consider the collective goals of the people of the constituency.
In her speech, the APGA Chairman, Awka South, Mrs Chikodi Nonyelu said that Hon. Nwankwo is a man whose uprightness and credibility speak for him, adding that his commitment to the political wellbeing of his people stand him out from other aspirants jostling for the same position.
Receiving Hon. Nwankwo and his entourage, the Anambra State APGA Chairman, Sir Norbert Obi said that the former commissioner’s service record speaks volume of his credibility, a trait that the party takes pride in.
Sir Norbert assured Hon. Nwankwo and the entire people of Awka North and South that the party will always produce the best candidates with the right knowledge of leadership, willing to work and give the best to the people.
Source: Anambra Broadcasting Service