It was an atmosphere for the rendition of solidarity songs by the Anambra State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees ( NULGE ) at the secretariat complex Awka as the organization endorsed and equally adopted Chief Victor Umeh as its candidate for the Anambra-Central senatotial zone elections next month.

State President of the trade organization comrade Jerry Nnubia stated that what informed the adoption of Chief Victor Umeh as the organization’s candidate for the senatorial election was that out of the candidates gonning for the senatorial seat in Anambra-Central , the organization singled out Chief Umeh as a result of his track record of good deeds as national chairman of APGA and as a true representative of the igbo nation .

Comrade Nnubia equally observed that judging from the way the APGA senatorial candidate has piloted his affairs , APGA as a party and above all the achievements of the APGA government in the state since inception , all formed the bedrock of the union’s decision to back Chief Victor Umeh in his political ambition .

He therefore made it pointblank that even though the union was apolitical as well as non-partisan , he was equally of the opinion that there is no law in the land preventing civil servants from being partisan or non-partisan citing Labour Party as a veritable example adding that NULGE is a stakeholder in the politics of Anambra State .

Chief Victor Umeh on the other hand said that the endorsement by NULGE was a great tonic and propelling force to him . Chief Umeh stated that he had received several of such endorsements and support from various bodies and organizations in recent times stressing that they were all eloquent testimonies that the people repose much confidence in his ability to provide honest representation .

According to Umeh , other candidates coming to lure trade unions and other organizations to adopt them have no mission statements . He however drew the attention of all and sundry to the on-going attempts by some opponents of his to blackmail as well as pull him down through defacing and destruction of his campaign materials at strategic locations in Anambra-central senatorial zone noting that he was unperturbed by the development as he believes that the people knows who has the acumen and expertise to provide quality representation.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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