2023: Mrs Obiano to ‘Challenge’ Stella Oduah in Anambra North Senatorial Contest
Wife of the governor of Anambra State, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano has been urged to run for a seat in the senate, to represent Anambra North Senatorial zone.
If Mrs Obiano heeds the call, she would be squared against former Aviation minister and current senator representing Anambra North, Princess Stella Oduah.
Youths in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, under the aegis of United Ogbunike Youths Association (UOYA), at the weekend urged the wife of the Anambra State Governor to contest for senate to represent Anambra North in the forthcoming general elections.
The group explained that the reason behind their quest was for her to continue to do good work, as well as attract more development to Anambra North constituency.
The National President of the group, Mr Okonkwo Ikechukwu, who spoke to journalists, after a meeting said the group has observed that Mrs Obiano recorded tremendous human and infrastructure development, during her husband’s administration, despite not holding any office.
Okonkwo said contesting and winning a Senate seat would offer her veritable opportunities to continue to promote human development.
“Mrs Obiano empowered many of our youths in Ogbunike. She has placed some in various lofty positions. Youths of Anambra North are beckoning on her to declare interest in the Senate race.
“Apart from what she is doing in Anambra State, right now, she is giving a facelift to maternity homes in Osile and Ifite Ogbunike.
“Before now, Ogbunike never produced a Chairman in Oyi Local Government Area (LGA), but through her quest for equity, Oyi now has a Transition Committee Chairman, Dr Nnamdi Nwadiogbu.
“All these were part of our demands in 2014 when we paid her a courtesy visit, a few months after the assumption of office her husband as Governor. From our observation, she has commenced her promise to complete the construction of Oye Olisa road to Umunya community.
“She cannot stop at this level, but ought to come into politics. So, we urge our people to continue to express their gratitude to her, to enable her to do more in touching more lives,” Okonkwo said.