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2019: Igbo group condemns vote buying, wants Ngige back to senate

2019: Igbo group condemns vote buying, wants Ngige back to senate

PHIL OKOSE, Onitsha

Disturbed by the fear of vote buying amongst political parties, an Igbo socio- cultural organization, Imeobi Igbo Forum, weekend urged the electorate not to sell their votes because of money come 2019 general election.

The forum also begged the Minister for Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige to join the senatorial race adding that his achievements when he was the former Governor of Anambra State would speak for him.

Fielding questions from newsmen at the forum’s secretariat in Obosi, Idemili North local Government Area, the National Chairman of the forum, Chief Mike Ikegulu-Onugha, said that the people would suffer it if they mortgage their conscience because of immediate monetary satisfaction.

Also on return of Ngige to the Senate he said, “His developmental strides brought him accolades when the state was in dire need of development especially on roads.”We have not seen much on the incumbent senator, Chief Victor Umeh, who is representing Anambra Central Senatorial zone, maybe he has not gotten much time but a year is enough for one to prove his mettle by performance and demonstration of power”

“We are calling for total overhaul of the lawmakers especially those at the National Assembly who did not perform to give way. We will use our votes to sack them this time around,” he vowed.

Urging Ngige to come out and contest he said that, “Ngige is active, resourceful and we believe he has been tried and tested for such position and to provide dividend of democracy to the constituents”

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