By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA—MRS. Joy Emodi, who until recently represented Anambra North senatorial district in the Senate, has said that her decision to dump her former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, was not necessarily to pick the ticket of the party for next year’s election, but to be part of the success story of Governor Peter Obi.
According to her, Governor Obi has, since assumption of office, done well in Anambra State to be associated with.
Emodi, who spoke at APGA state secretariat in Awka during which she made a cash donation of N1 million to the party, explained, however, that she would seek the mandate of the people of the zone to return to the Senate on the platform of APGA.
Accompanied by the ward and local government executive members and supporters of the party in Anambra North, Emodi said the area needed quality representation in the Senate, adding that she had been tested and would achieve greater things for the area if given another chance.
“The Senate is not for mediocres; it is not a place where people go to learn the ropes. I have acquired the necessary experience over the years and I need to go back to consolidate on the achievements I had recorded so far,” she told the people.
She said the people had become more politically aware, to the extent that what interests them was the quality of representation, as opposed to the political party the person belongs.
She used the occasion to present her achievements in the senate, among which were the enhanced funding for the nation’s institutions, improvement of infrastructure in the commercial town of Onitsha and other local government areas in the zone, as well as poverty alleviation for the people of the area.