Why I Want To Represent Igboetiti/Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency – Ekwueme

By Li Aleke

Sam Ekwueme, aspiring to represent Igboetiti/Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Monday, said major stakeholders of his constituency asked him to contest.

Ekwueme, who is contesting under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, said a survey conducted in his federal constituency gave him hopes of victory in 2023.

He blamed poor representation of his constituency at the National Assembly as what informed the desire of his people for change through the ballot box.

According to him, “My motive is to give my people quality representation. In the past 24 years, we have not had quality representation in the House of Representatives.

“The situation is even made more worrisome, considering the abysmal performance of the incumbent member of parliament representing the federal constituency. I have not seen any visible dividend of democracy in our constituency.

“Therefore, major stakeholders in the constituency have asked me to contest the coming elections to rescue the area from poor representation at the national level. I think there is a burning desire in my place for a change that will enhance quality representation.

“When my people began to ask me to run, I had to commission an independent study and the result was what compelled me to throw my hat in the ring for the contest.

“At least, 95 per cent of those surveyed from various communities in the two local government areas that make up the constituency were of the view that the person representing us today did not do a good job. So, what this means is that there was a 95 per cent disapproval rating for the incumbent. These are the people that are yearning for change.”

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