Eradicate Poverty Before Leaving Office, Ogbee Tells Umahi

Eradicate Poverty Before Leaving Office, Ogbee Tells Umahi

By CHARLES ONYEKWERE, ABAKALIKI

The Peoples Democratic party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Ebonyi Central, Hon. Lazarus Ogbee, has made a worded appeal to Governor David Umahi  to eradicate poverty in the state before he exit office in May 29, 2023.

The former lawmaker who represented Ikwo/ Ezza South federal constituency, who stated that he left Umahi’s government as a result of alleged bad governance, tasked the governor to have a rethink, and dismantle some of the flyovers and use the money to empower Ebonyians.

Ogbee, made this known while addressing his supporters during the final tournament of ‘Good-luck unity cup’ between IDA team and AGBAKORO Team, which took place at Amazekwe primary school, Ezza South Local government of Ebonyi state. 

He stated that the ‘Good-luck Unity cup’ tournament started in 2008 with the purpose of empowering thousands of youths of Ezza South local government area.

The senatoral candidate hopeful, however urged the youths of the area to go and collect their permeant Voters card, PVCs, to enable them vote for the candidates of their choice, come 2023 general elections.

According to him: “By tomorrow, we will bring INEC officials here to distribute the PVCs. We want you people to do your best to come and collect, because that’s the only thing that can empower you to vote.

“The PVC’s will enable you to vote for  candidates of your choice, especially for your son and the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who have done well for you people in the past.

“Vote for the only governorship candidate of PDP, Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, and if you like the hike in price of fuel, inflation in the price of goods; garri, rice and transportation, then vote APC to increase your suffering, but God forbid.

“Return to PDP, and you should know that no other political party ever won election in Ebonyi state since 1998 till date. It has been PDP. Vote again for PDP. 

“If you build hundred fly-overs and the people are living in poverty, have you done anything, no. Provide an enabling fund for the people to eat; buy vehicles, motorcycles, and even bicycle to enable them clamp the fly-overs.

“You don’t build flyovers for the lizards, flies to clamp. David Umahi should have a rethink. he should dismantle some of the flyovers and use the money to empower the people, so that people can eat and be strong to clamp the remaining fly-overs.

“We supported him (Umahi) to become governor, but when he was not doing the right thing, I left him (Umahi). There is no amount of money he can give to confuse me. It’s better I stayed with my people then to remain with him and get corrupted.

“I told him (Umahi) that I can’t work with you any longer, and i thank God that I left on time, otherwise, the fracture I had in my leg would have been worst. I walked on clutches for one year. While on clutches, God gave me victory to fly the flag of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, as the senatorial candidate of the party for Ebonyi Central senatorial zone.

“And the four Local Government Areas in Ebonyi Central senatorial zone, will witness great development and transformation, if I emerges victorious in the forthcoming general election” he stated.


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