By Ikechukwu Odu
NSUKKA—–An aspirant for the House of the Representatives seat in Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Chidi Obetta, on Sunday, assured his constituents of using his contacts to attract dividends of democracy to the people.
Obetta, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Jerry Marriott Hotel and Suites in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State also promised to build two Constituency offices in Nsukka and Igbo-Eze South Local Government Areas for easy engagements with his constituents.
He made the statements while declaring his intention to represent his constituents at the National Assembly in 2023.
Obetta who equally commended the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for his peaceful nature, added that Enugu is one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria because of the Governor’s commitment to security of lives and property of residents in the state.
He equally said that PDP has always appointed Governor Ugwuanyi into most of its essential committees because of his ability to enthrone peace in seemingly impossible situations.
“Four years ago, I came here to declare my intention to represent you in the National Assembly. We all toiled to actualize that dream but when the instruction came from the party hierarchy that I should step down, we did not challenge that instruction because we are loyal to the party.
“I commend the party executives in Nsukka and Igbo-Eze South Local Government Areas for emulating our Governor’s peaceful dispositions.
“I count on you for your votes in this political journey. We will all rejoice if you allow me to represent you come 2023.
“Going to the National Assembly is not only about making laws but also engaging in fruitful deliberations to represent the interests of your constituents. I will lobby and engage people from other zones to attract dividends of democracy to our people. It pains me to see that other zones in the country get more employment opportunities than our people,” he said.
While speaking during the event, the Ibagwa Ani/ Ibagwa Agu/ Okpaligbo/Utogbolo ward chairman of PDP, Stephen Ezema, commended Obetta for providing employment opportunities for the people of the constituents.He equally described him as a devoted party faithful who has sacrified so much for the growth of PDP, urging the constituents to vote him into power for an all inclusive governance style.
Another party stakeholder in the constituency, Prof. Athanasius Eze, and the PDP party chairman in Nsukka Local Government Area, Fabian Onah, lauded the aspirant’s contribution to the growth of the party in their local government , urging members to pay him back by voting him to power in 2023.