As part of his determination to add value to the lives of Oru West, Ohaji-Egbema and Oguta federal constituency indigenes, a philanthropist and renowne lawyer Barrister Obed Chijioke Achilonu, last weekend made his intention to run for the federal House of Representatives position known to his people at Mgbidi primary school in Oru West local government.
Barr. Achilonu, who officially declared his intention to run under PDP, disclosed that since the history of the constituency, this is the only time somebody from Aji autonomous community in Oru West is contesting the seat. He assured that Oru-West will represent the constituency very well and salvage the people of the constituency from the bad leadership.
He pointed out that, he had no interest in politics over the years because he really disliked the Nigerian style of politics, adding that he had no intention to contest for any position because the politics of the country does not portray the vision and ideology of which democracy stand for.
He described Nigeria politics as; cash and carry, kill and bury and winner takes it all, saying that these reasons put him off from politics. But he explained that after a long period of time he stated himself questions, about his efforts to correct the system that it was what motivated him to come out and make an impact no matter how small, so that posterity will remember my positive measures to correct a bad system,” he stated.
He stressed that everything has absolutely gone wrong in the country and that nothing is working, saying we don’t have leaders who have the people at heart, stressing that as big as Nigeria, people still lack important amenities and citizen of this country keep suffering. He therefore noted that the essence of his coming into politics is to put his little effort to ensure that the system is changed for good.
Barr. Achilonu, stressing that described himself as a youngman who has the capacity to win federal seat under PDP, promising to tackle the decay in the present living condition of the people of his constituency, assuring that if he wins the position of the federal house, it will be to continue his philanthropic gesture which he said he has been doing as a private individual, given people scholarship to university level. He also added that his agenda includes “to be the voice of the people, pass bills that will be meaningful to the citizenry, create job opportunities and also to create health programmes to upgrade the health status of the people especially the old people in the area.
The declaration ceremony was witness by the (PDP) state and ward executives, among many others.
The highlight of declaration was the handing over of his campaign vehicles to the ward coordinators from the three local government in the constituency by the party state executives. Even as the PDP state publicity secretary, Hon. Damian Opara, promised that the party primary elections will be free, fair and transparent, he maintained that the result will be declared in the open. He advised the three coordinators to make proper use of the cars, more importantly to use the vehicles to preach and campaign for the party assuring that PDP will have victory in the constituency come 2019.