2023: Groups urge Umeh to Contest for Anambra Central Senatorial seat | Dailytrust

2023: Groups urge Umeh to Contest for Anambra Central Senatorial seat

A coalition of progressives groups in Anambra state within the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) have called on the former lawmaker, Senator Victor Umeh, to contest for the Anambra Central senatorial seat.

The groups on Friday, in Awka, the state capital said that they are prepared and ready to mobilise voters for former national chairman of APGA to return to the senate.

The groups include, Anambra Progressive Youth Initiatives (APYI), APGA Promoters Assembly (APA), Movement For Good Governance and Conscience (MGGC), Igbo Political Voice (IPV), Anambra Students Union Government’s (SUGs) Forum.

Leaders of the groups in a statement made available to journalists stated that Umeh was strong voice for Anambra and South East in the Senate, within the 17 months he was in the red chamber.

Leaders of the groups are Chief Ben Obi, Barr. Asha Nnabuife, Hon. Dr. Ikechukwu Oforkansi, Hon. Dr. Simeon Too Obiadi, Hon Comr. Egbebike Uche, Dr. Ernest Ikeanazor, Hon. Chief Chika Ibeneme, and Nchekwube Tony Dunga.

They said, “This is a clarion call on our people that in the next election, we must cast our votes for people like senator Victor Umeh with determination, dedication and commitment to develop Nigeria.

“First it was IPAC (Inter-Party Advisory Council) that called on him to run, then Anambra Central stakeholders have resolved compel him to run, and we are also joining the call.”

According to the groups, they are convinced that Umeh was taking note of the calls, and he is expected to answer the calls at the appropriate time.

They said all groups would on Thursday, 27th January gather in Awka to endorse senator Umeh, and formally appeal to him to consider running for the seat in 2023 .

“This call will be based on his quality performance within the 17 months of his stay at the 8th Senate.

“The event will be chaired by Chief Kenneth Nwachukwu, we are calling on all to come let’s return the Voice Ndigbo Deserve at The Senate,” they said

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