Senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), RT HON Benjamin Uwajumogu, has stated that he is for the interest of the people of Okigwe zone.
Enthusing that Okigwe people will send him to the senate to complete the work he started for the people, when he held sway, as the speaker of the state Assembly.
This is even as he vowed, to take advantage of his membership of the ruling APC, to liaise with both the state and federal governments on the completion of the three higher institutions and other life changing projects he attracted to the area.
Speaking with reporters in Owerri at the weekend, Uwajumogu, who was exuding confidence, informed that, ‘’the people of Okigwe zone, whom I served with all my being and resources when I was Speaker of the state Assembly, will not desert me whenever the senatorial election comes up’’.
Adding that: ‘’Okigwe electorates are very enlightened politically, to allow the discontinuance of the programs and projects he attracted when he was speaker.’’
Speaking further, the former Speaker, in retrospective, took a critical look at his performance during his tenure as the Speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly.
And declared authoritatively that, ‘’ there is no household in Okigwe zone that our programs or laws, did not affect positively.’’
Citing an example, the APC candidate mentioned the free education law, passed by his led House.
saying ‘’ it is one government policy that did not discriminate whether you are APC, PDP, APGA, ACCORD or any other political party but imparted on the general well-being of every house hold in Okigwe zone.’’
He reminded that his tenure attracted so many projects, as well as, broke the jinx of citing of higher institutions of learning to okigwe zone.
He said, “when we came into office in 2011, I noticed the imbalance in the citing of projects in the state, as well as, the fact that Okigwe zone, with six local governments and over 20,000 thousand admission seekers yearly, do not have a single higher institution of learning where our youths can fall back to, in pursuit of academic excellence and employment.’’
According to him, ‘’the marginalization of Okigwe zone in the scheme of things before our inauguration, partly prompted my resolve for the enactment of the four years rolling plan.
This provided for the even allocation and citing of projects among the three major political zones of the state, without recourse to the initial norm of giving undue considerations to zones with large population and high economic value.
Uwajumogu explained that, the college of Education Ihitte/Uboma;
Imo Polytechnic Umunakanu,
Claritian University Onuimo;
64 new class room blocks;
6 new general hospitals;
Obowu Malaysian market;
105 kilometer of asphalted rural roads;
1 staduim; 1 Hotel; 1 civic Centre
And beautification of Okigwe main town with street lights and many other projects were products of the four year rolling plan which he facilitated to bring development to Okigwe zone.