ACTION Congress of Nigeria, ACN, senatorial candidate for Anambra Central, Dr. Chris Ngige, has assured the Christian community in Anambra State that he was not going to the National Assembly to support the legalisation of abortion, even as he pledged quality representation.
Dr Ngige spoke while addressing seminarians at Pope John Paul II Seminary Okpuno, and the combined catholic community at Awkuzu, two of the five communities of Awka South local government area covered by his campaign trail yesterday.
Awka South is one of the seven local government ares that will vote for Ngige and six other contestants on Saturday. Others are Awka North,Aniocha, Dunukofia,Idemili North, Idemili South and Njikoka.
“As an upright Catholic who has the fear of God, I am anti-abortion,” Dr Ngige declared while responding to a question from a seminarian.
Ngige’s declaration came spoke shortly before his campaign trip to Nise, Nibo, Mbaukwu and Isiagu communities.
At Akuzu, Dr. Chris Ngige and his wife attended mass at the Holy. Family Catholic Church. The Church service which also doubled as a mothering Sunday was in full attendance with men, women and children,even as the Catholic Women Organisation unit of the Church were also specially dressed to honour the day.
At Awkuzu,one of the communities in which he celebrated with mothes on the mothering suunday Rev. Father Kieran Udembaku,who described Dr Ngige as a ‘Lion’ said that Dr. Ngige was not unknown to the people nor the congregants, as Ngige during his tenure as Governor rescued the Church from the problems it had regarding its Certificate of Ownership.
Father Udembaku, paid tributes to Ngige for personal scarifices made to the development and advancement of Anambra State. He spoke shortly before the church adopted Dr Ngige as its senatorialcandidate in next weekends elctions.
Speaking Dr. Ngige acknowledged God as the source of his inspiration and counseled mothers to see themselves as part of the greater society, highly instrumental to the proper care of the home and the children.
He also bemoaned the state of roads leading to the area and promised as a Senator to focus on women empowerment and a rehabilitation of roads and major infrastructure. Dr. Chris Ngige described himself as and advocate of social justice, said: ”I challenged Mbadinuju and his style of governance even when other party members were refusing to do so, whenI refused the self styled godfathers the commonwealth of each and every indigene of Anambra for their selfish interest
‘When I paid pensioners their entitlements, teachers and workers their salaries, then it will be correct to say that, I am one who seeks for the entrenchment of social justice in our society and make no mistake it all began in my days as a youth and not as a governor.“
Government is quite strategic to Dr. Ngige’s bid to represent the Senatorial district, as Awka South is one of the seven local governments that make up the district.
At Nise, Nibo, Mbaukwu and Isiagu, Dr. Chris Ngige while addressing each of the communities,promised to sponsor a bill for the emplacement of free education in Nigeria in addition to those covering the provision of efficient power supply, security and other constituency projects.
He descended heavily on Governor Peter Obi for jerking up the school fees of the State University without any collateral arrangement for less endowed paresnt,describing the situation as ‘unacceptable’.