RIVERS 2023: I will build world-class projects if voted for – Labour Party House of Representatives candidate, ONELGA/AWELGA Constituency
The Labour Party candidate vying to represent the people of ONELGA/AWELGA Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives —Hon. (Evang.) Patience A. Uche has promised to build world-class constituency projects for the people of the area if she is voted for in 2023.
Speaking recently to newsmen in Port-Harcourt, she lamented the poor representation the present occupant is giving the area.
“His performance is very poor. No constituency projects in the area. That was why, in 2019, the paramount rulers and others supported me to win when I first contested but my mandate was stolen by the person there now. We went to court but they went and countered and stopped the suit,” she explained adding that she will ensure there is also adequate security in the area as well as skill acquisition for all in the constituency and promised to be transparent in her dealings with them.
She described the performance of the APC at the federal level as a failure.
“They promised us change but now, they have chained us. The dollar is now over 700 naira, a basin of garri is 7,000 naira, etc. Killings take place every day and they are saying nothing about it. They will not return in 2023,” she predicted adding that, “at the state level, Governor Nyesom Wike tried with so many flyovers, etc but there is hunger in the state. Our youths are not employed and this has affected us, the mothers. It is the same thing at the local government level. We need someone who can take everyone along from the federal to the community levels and ensure our youths are gainfully employed.”
Speaking on her antecedents, she said she used her position as a state chairperson of NASTORGN and women leader, host communities PIA, to attract a modular refinery project to ONELGA, sited in Ndoni which is currently ongoing, from foreign sponsors and promised to do more if voted for in 2023.
She advised all in positions of leadership in Nigeria to emulate Peter Obi’s performance when he was a governor in Anambra State and vote for him in 2023 at the federal level and for Beatrice Itubo as the next governor of the state as she is a mother who is prepared to carry all along.
” They should vote Labour Party at all levels as they are the structure Peter Obi has,” she explained.
She also called for assistance from all and sundry to ensure the needed funds and materials for elections are gotten by the Labour Party.
“This is the only way we can get our leaders to be accountable to us. If you take money to support anyone, he will get there and shut his gate against you,” she explained.
Hon. Patience had her primary education in Igwuruta, her secondary school in ONELGA, and her tertiary education in Israel. She is married with children.
By Usman Adamu