Moses Okwute, Abakaliki
The Senator representing Ebonyi North senatorial zone and People’s Democratic Party Senatorial candidate of the zone in the February 11th, 2023 general election, Dr Sam Egwu has officially flagged off his campaign with a call on his campaign council to work hard and ensure victory for all the candidates of PDP in the zone and the state in general.
The colourful event was attended by the party faithful and chieftains across the wards and local government areas in Ebonyi North Senatorial District.
Among the stakeholders in attendance including; Chief Austin Igwe Edeze, Chief Chijioke Uwa, Senator Ngiji Ngele, Chief Julius Igbere among others.
House of Reps and House of Assembly Candidates were equally in attendance
The people who reaffirmed their readiness to work assiduously and secure victory for PDP in the zone and in Ebonyi state in general said the people of Ebonyi North deserve the best and can not afford to loose the wealth of experience, passion, love and philanthropic virtues of Senator Sam Egwu which he has demonstrated severally through empowerment of youths, women, farmers and the indigents, infrastructural developments, such as roads, street lights, distribution of transformers, construction of Bridges and culverts, drilling of hand pump and motorized boreholes, building of schools, town halls, skill acquisition centers, as well as award of scholarships to indigent students across the zone.
According to the speakers, his peaceful disposition as a true father which accounts for the level of stabilities in the state.
In his response, Senator Egwu said “election is not won on the altar of violence“, reminding them that PDP has been, and will remain a peaceful party but will always win because it anchors its ideology on the welfare of the people.
On the unguided comments by the state governor, David Umahi during the APC rally in Ezzangbo recently, which among others, he called for Egwu’s step down from his senatorial race, Senator Sam Egwu described it as unfortunate that a governor who contested presidential primaries and failed woefully came down to his zone and snatched a senatorial ticket from a woman is calling on another person, from another zone and in a different Party to step down.
He advised the governor to relinquish his senatorial ambition and return the ticket to Princess Ann Agom Eze who is the rightful owner to avoid the impending disgrace.
Senator Egwu described Umahi’s decision as not only imposition of his candidature on his party and the people but a violation on the right of Princess Ann Agom Eze as a woman, using his position as the governor.
Recall that Umahi while in Ohaukwu LGA, openly confessed that Senator Egwu cannot be compared to Onyekachi Nwebonyi.
Therefore, Senator Egwu wondered why Unahi who had placed him (Egwu) in a superlative position in the comparison with Nwebonyi turned round to ask the better Candidate to step down his contest, describing his unguided utterances as a manifestations of Umahi’s pang of confusion and urged people to ignore him.