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“Frank Nweke Jr Is A Man Of His Word” – APGA’s Deputy Gubernatorial Candidate, Dr Edith Ugwuanyi As She Delivers Wheelchairs And Crutches To The Physically Challenged

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Dr. Edith Ugwuanyi, the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Enugu State, on Thursday, December 22 reaffirmed the party’s commitment to keep their word and recognise all residents of Enugu State in their plans as she delivered wheelchairs and crutches for People Living With Disabilities (PLWD) as promised a few days earlier by the governorship candidate, Frank Nweke Jr.

Nweke had on December 17, 2022, while in a town hall meeting at Ibagwa in Igbo-Eze South pledged to provide ten wheelchairs and ten crutches to PLWD in the local government area, which he said should be distributed to the most vulnerable amongst them. The pledge followed revelations from the group’s chairman, Nnadi Christian Ikechukwu and a member, Eze Chidiebere, that their members have been neglected by the government and are facing untold hardship.

Apart from making the promise which he has now fulfilled, Nweke had also at the meeting revealed his plans to run an administration that prioritizes social equity and inclusion of every member of society, paying special attention to People Living With Disabilities.

The APGA Nsukka Zonal Chairman, Emmanuel Eze in his remarks noted that APGA is a party that doesn’t leave anybody behind in accordance with its name.

Presenting the items to the PLWD at Umuela Village Hall, Ibagwa-Aka, Igboeze South, on behalf of Nweke, Dr. Edith Ugwuanyi said while he would have loved to make the delivery in person, the governorship-hopeful was pleased to provide some relief to some individuals and help them end the year on a hopeful note.

“This provision is an urgent intervention but there is more to come their way by God’s grace. Our desire is to use the powers of the office of the governor to bring comfort to the common man.”

She urged the group to ensure the equitable distribution of the items according to priority needs as they await for more in due course.

In his response on behalf of the PLWD whose membership is put at over 275, Christian Nnadi said he was brimming with excitement and short of words. He stated that the gesture by APGA had been received with joy amongst PLWD across the state. He revealed that the PLWD were determined to have their interests represented in the government and only Frank Nweke Jr and APGA had given them the assurance.

“I cannot tell you how much this means to me or how difficult it has been to move around. I have tried, unsuccessfully, to raise money many times so this is a life changer for me. I can tell you that it is the same for my friends here too”

Mrs. Omada Veronica with a congenital deformity wept profusely as she sat in her new wheelchair, saying to the team that she never thought she could be remembered by anyone again. She prayed for Frank Nweke Jr adding that for her, Nweke was already the next Governor.

“I am so happy. This is bigger than Christmas rice for me. I can’t explain it. I am someone that likes to work and be able to provide for myself but this life has been hard. To get this wheelchair after I have almost lost hope of anyone remembering me is too good. I thank God and pray that God bless Frank Nweke and APGA. He is my governor.” she said.

Other beneficiaries of the donation include Nnabike Ugwoke, Ugwu Miracle amongst others who expressed joy at the new lease of life and sent goodwill messages for Nweke.

Also present at the presentation were other APGA officials and candidates who made varying amounts of cash donations to Christian Nnadi for the association. These included the Igbo-Eze L.G.A APGA chairman, Samuel Ugwu, House of Representatives candidate, Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South, Hon. Ngozi Ugwu, and the Ezingwu Ward Chairman, Odo Simon I.K., also a Person Living With Disability.

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“It Is The Turn Of Ndi Enugu” – Frank To Residents As APGA Storms More Markets In Enugu

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Frank Nweke Jr, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Enugu State, on Thursday charged traders in Ogbete and Afia 9 markets, Enugu, to take ownership of the next government in Enugu State by voting in APGA in the forthcoming election.

Nweke who told traders and buyers that APGA’s mission was to liberate the State from the shackles of bad governance unleashed by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reiterated the history of the APGA as one founded on the Igbo principle of shared prosperity with the great Odumegwu Ojukwu as a founding father.

In agreement with the concerns raised by the people, Nweke noted the absence of potable water, rising insecurity, non-payment of salaries and pensions, unavailability of jobs and the deepening economic crisis under the PDP-led administration.

He assured the people of his administration’s commitment to tackling the issues that directly affect them and urged them to become a part of the process by ensuring that they refuse to sell their votes to the highest bidders.

“When you sell your votes, you have given looters your own position in the government and you will lose your voice for the next four years. It is your turn to be in government. APGA will make the government house the People’s Building” Nweke said.

Several residents, traders and buyers alike present in the market spoke with hope and a firm resolve to see a new future in Enugu under APGA.

An octogenarian who said he worked together with former President Obasanjo at 58 Ibadan Street Ebute-Metta West, as the head of Electrical Engineering in his Department, said that God will remove all the obstacles from Nweke’s way if he is the Lord’s anointed.

“I was shuttling between Lagos and Abuja when Frank Nweke Jr served as Minister and for me personally, his antecedents made me want him to serve as Governor. We elders are praying that God should crown someone with conscience. I pray that God removes all obstacles from Frank Nweke Jr in Jesus’ name,” he prayed.

Ogechi Godfrey, Chinonso Uzoma and Okey Morocco expressed unflinching support for Nweke whom they said is their choice as Governor due to his simplicity, honesty and good track record.

Madam Joy, a clothes retailer, said that the market women group she belongs to had been pressured to join the PDP, but that they have remained resilient. She therefore affirmed her total support for Nweke stressing that the APGA flag bearer is their own.

Charity Njoku, a trader said she knows APGA flag bearer as a man with a kind heart and that he is the sort of person that will bring the change that many have thought impossible.

Ms. Ofoka, a fruit seller and Ginika Mbah a meat seller expressed support for Frank Nweke Jr adding that with him as Governor, a big change in Enugu State would be evident.

“Frank Nweke Jr should remember us when he gets to office as Governor. He should provide water and power for us. He is one of us, so we are solidly behind him,” said Ms. Onyekperem.

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APGA’s Frank Nweke Jr At Ugwu Peak

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“The power we seek is to secure the future for our children here”

Kunie! Ka anyi dozie Enugu.

VoteFrank! VoteAPGA!

 

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Reclaiming Our Identity: Politics And Development In Igboland

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The big day is tomorrow!

The Igbo identity is gradually morphing into an entity without the will or propulsion to claim what is rightfully ours.

Join Frank Nweke Jr tomorrow from 11am as he shares his perspectives on Reclaiming Our Identity: Politics and Development in Igboland.

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023.
Venue: Princess Alexandra Auditorium, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Time: 11am.

Livestream:
www.youtube.com/okeifufetv

www.facebook.com/franknwekejrenugu

Get ready for deep introspection and a rousing call to restore a lost glory.

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