A youth ambassador and aspirant to Awgu South State Constituency of Enugu State House of Assembly, Amb. Chijioke Emmanuel Nwadavid at the weekend donated an office space to Awgu local government chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu State.
Nwadavid, who also used the opportunity to inaugurate his campaign office located in the same building, at Awgu local government headquarters, said he decided to rent and furnish the office complex for the party in order to create a conducive operational base for the party officials as well as provide a central place for party faithful to gather and have their needs attended to.
The carnival-like event attracted hundreds of party members, local government executives and party stakeholders across the local government.
Nwadavid, a youth ambassador with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), West African Youth Council; an entrepreneur and founder Necbullion Charity Foundation, said he will work together with other party leaders and members, especially the state chairman of the party, the Hon. Barr. Ugochukwu H. Agballah to reposition the party and break the political monopoly of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
“My motivation in donating this party secretariat to APC is because the party system in Enugu has been monopolized by one party and that is the reason we have to bring about encouragement, motivation and zeal, whereby we will have an office that people can troop in, the ward chairmen can move in to lay their complaints, the party members can move in to lay their complaints, we who happen to be leaders can also come and tell them what and what we can bring about to our communities.
“And also the party secretariat is for us the party leaders to be close to our people, to our members and to our communities, so that they can come easily without travelling a distance to look for us, to lay their complaints and to also make APC more active because with the party secretariat it will make activities happen more often,” he said.
Nwadavid said that his quest to represent the people of Awgu South in the State House of Assembly was to bring thorough and total change, saying that he would use his contacts to attract electricity to rural communities, bring about mechanized farming to boost agriculture.
“Farming on a large scale will eradicate poverty, unemployment for youths and bring investors into the local government.
“Also we will bring about digital medication, whereby we set up ICT centers in various schools and that way it will help our children and our youths will be able to see the world just with a click by sitting in their classroom, in the comfort of their home, in the ICT centers they will be able to do a lot of research work,” the aspirant posited.
Leaders and members of the party, including the local government chairman, Comr. Kenneth Ofoma; the local government secretary, Comr. Samuel Okonkwo; Chief Francis Okolie (Ochiagha Mmaku), Hon Chinedu Oha, and the local government Youth Leader, Romanus Ogboke hailed the House of Assembly aspirant for donating the party secretariat and other support to the party in the local government.
Ofoma said he was gladdened by the resolve of the party leaders in the state to break the retrogressive monopolistic stranglehold of PDP on the state, saying that PDP is now experiencing a law of diminishing returns.
He called on other aspirants and stakeholders of APC in Awgu local government area to emulate Amb. Nwadavid by supporting the party in its efforts to mobilize members of the party and people of the local government to push PDP out of office in the 2023 general elections.