A member representing Ezza South-Ikwo Federal Constituency, Hon Chinedu Ogah has declared his intention to re-contest his seat in the National Assembly in the 2023 general election.
He made the declaration, Thursday when he led his supporters to present his letter of intent to Ebonyi APC party officials under the chairmanship of Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha at Akanu Ibiam International Conference Centre, Abakaliki.
Ogah said that the visit to the State Working Committee was to present his letter of intent to the party executive members and to notify them of his re-election bid in his current position.
He, however, vowed to win all the elections in his constituency for the APC in the forthcoming general election.
“I am here to give you a letter of my intent. I am here to tell you of my intention to re-contest the election of Ezza South-Ikwo Federal Constituency in the National Assembly. Mr Chairman, I want to assure you that no other party will win any election in my constituency. I did it when I was standing with one leg how much more now that I have the Governor, the capacity chairman like you and other leaders in the party,” Ogah said.
He stated that he has secured employment for over 620 graduates in Federal Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs).
“About 15 persons of Ebonyi State extraction are presently undergoing documentation in Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), while 620 graduates have gotten jobs in Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies,” he hinted.
The Federal lawmaker noted that he had moved 13 motions, sponsored about 15 bills in the House, and most of them had yielded good results for the benefit of people, particularly Ebonyians.
He appreciated the State Working Committee led by Chief Stanley Emegha, for their outstanding role in captaining the affairs of the party since they came on board in the state.
He also commended the good efforts and works of the party, especially in the conduct of the just-concluded National Convention of the party.
He warned Ebonyi people to be wary of the political betrayers, allegedly using different tactics to take their advantage as the 2023 general election draws close.
According to him, “We are not ingrate, we are not betrayers, and there is no source of betrayal in our lineage. We are not the type that will stand to tell you what we can’t do just because of political interest.
“Ebonyians shouldn’t follow those who do not have value, instead of you betraying someone who has given you food, you better give him more support.”
The Reps-member disclosed that he has been a strong supporter of Governor David Umahi even before he emerged as the state governor, and said currently that he had mounted billboards in Bauchi, Maiduguri, Zafara, and Yobe in campaigning for his 2023 presidential bid.
He urged others to follow suit, describing Governor Umahi as a ‘political Maradona’ of this contemporary age, and most qualified to be the president of Nigeria, from the Southeast geopolitical region.
In his response, the State Chairman of APC, Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, commended Hon Ogah for his exemplary leadership qualities in the National Assembly and said that his visit to state APC officials has shown that his high sense of loyalty and a true party man who believes in the supremacy of the party.
“You have done us proud, go and concentrate on the wonderful work you are doing in Abuja. I urge you to be strong and continue in your support for Governor David Umahi, I commend you for making the party your first point of call,” Emegha said.