Posted by Charles Iwuoha, Enugu | 6 September 2018 | 1,584 times
The Senator representing Ebonyi North zone on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Sam Egwu, and his colleague, representing Ebonyi Central Senatorial Zone, Senator Obinna Ogba, have expressed confidence of winning reelection to the red chambers come 2019. The duo are seeking for a second term in the Senate.
Also, their counterparts from the House of Representatives on the platform of PDP including the member representing Abakaliki/Izzi federal constituency, Hon. Sylvester Ogbaga; the member representing Ebonyi/Abakaliki federal constituency, Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku; the member representing Ikwo/Ezza South federal constituency, Hon. Lazarus Ogbee and the member representing Afikpo South/North federal constituency, Hon. Idu Igariwey, have equally expressed confidence that their constituents would re-elect them in the forthcoming general elections.
The trio of Nwazunku, Igariwey and Ogbee are seeking for a second term while Ogbaga wants to return to the green chambers for the fourth time.
The federal Lawmakers stated this in Abakaliki shortly after obtaining their intent and nomination forms ahead of the party’s primaries scheduled to hold this month.
The lawmakers who spoke in separate interviews noted that they decided to seek re-election due to overwhelming support and solidarity they enjoyed from their constituents.
They assured their constituents they would continue to justify the confidence reposed in them by offering them quality representation.
Senator Egwu, a former governor, in an interview, predicted that there may not be bloodshed in next year’s general election contrary to many predictions, arguing that there was worst prediction in 2015 general elections, but it ended peacefully.
He maintained that God was with Nigeria, and that it would come off the 2019 elections more united and stronger.
He called for true democracy and separation of powers in the country and warned against further onslaught against National Assembly.
“2019 will be a reality. In 2015, there was that prediction that it will not hold or there will be bloodshed; there was that speculation and eventually, it came and gone. God has been with Nigeria, we overcame. By the special grace of God, 2019 will also come and go and there won’t be any bloodshed.
“The onslaught on the National Assembly is not a good sign. We are practising democracy and democracy entails that three arms of government must operate separately. Any attack on any arm of government is attack on democracy, and we as members of parliament will not allow that to happen.
“These three arms of government should operate differently and that is the aim of the constitution. Anything contrary to that is not acceptable,” Egwu said.
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