The national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh has said that none of the candidates of the other political parties running for the Anambra Central Senatorial zone has the pedigree to challenge him.
Umeh who spoke to journalists in Awka during a programme organized by Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria(APBN) said the people of the zone, Anambra and the south east need to vote people of character into elective positions.
He stated that sending people without pedigree to the senate will be a minus to the people of the zone as they will spend four years in the red Chambers without making any meaningful contribution that will better the lot of the people.
“I am here to grace the function of the APBN because I am a professional myself. I am an Estate Surveyor and Valuer, and I am a Fellow of the National Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuer. With due respect, apart from Ngige who is a medical doctor, there is no one in the race who is a professional. Annie Okonkwo is a trader, and for Ekwunife; her name is not even in the list, and you all know her antecedent.” Umeh said.
He said sending unqualified people to the senate will not help the cause of Ndi-Igbo who are planning an alliance that will give them a voice and recognition in the entity called Nigeria, and that he is going to the senate with the agenda of the south east, not just Anambra Central.
Umeh queried what the likes of Annie Okonkwo were going to the senate to do, after having failed in their representation previously.
He also rated the current senator representing the area, Dr Chris Ngige as having performed poorly, saying that no noticeable infrastructure can be attributed to the jumbo allowances he has collected in the senate in the past four years.
“I am a man who has been tested, and my Christian background makes me to understand that I should not take what belongs to the people, so you can be sure that I will represent the people very well and use the constituency allowances accruing to them to their benefit.
“I was at the National Conference, and most of you know the role I played during my short stay, that is the kind of thing I will do in the senate when I get there. I am going to give Igbo people a voice.