Uzuegbuna Okagbue, former deputy chief of staff to ex-Governor Willie Obiano, an aspirant for Anambra Central senatorial zone, has urged delegates of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) to vote wisely as he faces off with political heavyweights.
A sitting House of Representative member, Ferdinand Nwankwo, and former APGA national chairman and one-time senator who represented the zone, Victor Umeh, and the incumbent representative of the senatorial seat, Uche Ekwunife, are also in the Anambra Central senatorial race to clinch the party’s ticket.
“I am not a magician but I will show the people of Anambra central what quality representation is all about and the zone will make a very impactful presence in the senate,” said Mr Okagbue.
Mr Okagbue, seeking the party’s ticket in Saturday’s primary election, urged the delegates to evaluate all the aspirants and vote based on their conviction of the best representative they desire.
He noted on Thursday that the Senate should not be a retirement home but a place for active and creative youths to make an impact in the legislation of the country.
He urged the delegates to cast their votes for him to clinch APGA’s ticket for the senatorial ticket.
Mr Okagbue added that APGA delegates had the opportunity on Saturday without sentiment to take the destiny of APGA and the zone in their hands and place it where they desired it to be.
He also mentioned that APGA needed to be at the 10th Senate as the voice of the Igbo and make presentations to reclaim the past glory of the zone and ensure that the Igbo feel safe anywhere they choose to be in Nigeria.
“This can only be achieved through a pragmatic, focused, visionary and calculative representative who can follow the tune of events in the house and make far reaching legislation,” he explained.
Mr Okagbue further urged APGA delegates to choose a dynamic and progressive candidate for quality representation at the Senate.
“We need a vocal representative that will partner the state government to provide good governance for the people of Anambra,” he said.