MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Dr. Uche Ekwunife has re-stated her commitment to promoting women’s economic empowerment and development programmes through robust legislative engagements.
She added that she would keep advocating for women’s rights to social, economic and political opportunities in Nigeria even she noted that women have always demonstrated ingenuity and excellence in their various fields of endeavours.
AtlanticNewsonline gathered that Ekwunife, made this known on Sunday at Nri Town Hall when she was hosted in the community by the women under the aegis of Eyom Nri. She reassured that she would continue to offer unrivalled representation and attract the dividends of democracy to constituents.
Commending members of the entire community for their continuous and unflinching support in her political sojourn, the grassroots-friendly Senator heaped praises on the community, saying she was always appreciative of them.
The lawmaker eulogized the President General of Nri Kingdom, Chief (Dr) Kelvin Obiegbunam (Oba Ochendo) for what she described as his sterling leadership, noting that he has a listening ear and the interest of the community at heart.
Senator Ekwunife made a passing remark on her modest achievements which cut across the communities she represents, while assuring that developmental projects execution would be extended to few communities that were not captured in the last fiscal budget.
Regarding the November 6, 2021 election, she described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the political platform of choice for Ndi Anambra, stressing that the party is positioned in strengthening democracy and economic opportunities in the state. She encouraged Ndi Anambra to ensure that their votes count, noting that nobody will be allowed to rig the election.
Continuing, Ekwunife said that good governance has no religious colouration, adding that Ndi Anambra were yearning for security, quality education, affordable healthcare services, infrastructural development, developmental policies amongst others.
The Federal Lawmaker advised the people of the state to be security conscious and report suspicious activities happening in their immediate environment to the appropriate quarters.
Earlier in his welcome speech, the President General of Nri Kingdom, described Ekwunife as a Senator of the first rank who puts quality representation above any other consideration.
Speaking further, the President General said that Ekwunife has kept all her campaign promises and was still doing more for the zone.
He assured the community’s continuous support towards the lawmaker, adding that the community would always align politically with the Senator because the Nri Kingdom has no political party once it comes to Ekwunife.
Also speaking, the President General of Women Wing, Mrs. Anthonia Uke extolled the contributions of Ekwunife aimed at promoting women economic and development programmes. She noted that Ekwunife is the most accessible Senator in Nigeria and her feats stand tall amongst her contemporaries.
Talking on, Mrs. Uke promised that the women of Nri community would always queue behind Ekwunife’s political aspirations, saying that she remains the best in the history of the zone.