By Gbenga Oke
UMUAHIA – ABIA North Patriotic Youth Forum, ANPYF, has thrown its weight behind the senatorial aspiration of Mao Ohuabunwa for Abia North Senatorial district come 2011.
In a statement by the Co-ordinator of the group, Mr Maxwell Emenike, ANPYF stated that the youths of Abia North were not ready to sell their conscience this time around, adding that was why it was throwing its support to him.
According to him, “the motive for our support for Mao Ohuabunwa is because when he represented the zone between 1999 and 2007 at the House of Representatives, he sponsored quite a number of people-oriented bills and his achievements for the zone cannot go unnoticed as he has demonstrated that he is a man with large heart and can deliver if given the opportunity to represent Abia North in the Senate.
“We have discovered that the people we gave our mandate to in the past have mortgaged our future and have not given us adequate representation as expected, but with Mao Ohuabunwa, we are rest assured that adequate representation, coupled with provision of infrastructure and other basic amenities for our zone, will be provided and that is why we have engaged in sensitizing our people in this zone.”