By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
A University Don based in South Africa, Dr. Chinedu Thomas Ekwealor has officially declared his bid to contest for the Anambra North senatorial seat under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA.
Ekwealor who is a lecturer at the University of Kwuzulu-Natal, will battle for the soul of the senatorial district in APGA with Prince Chinedu Emeka, a former Deputy Governor, and former Nigerian Minister, Senator Stella Oduah who recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to APGA to run for a second term under the party.
He said Senator Oduah and others who represented the people in the past are selfish and contributed in impoverishing the people.
Ekwealor, 37, who was known as ‘Ejelete Aluta’ during his NANS leadership days, told newsmen shortly after meeting with stakeholders from the area that he was inspired to represent his people at the senate to make quality laws that will better their lots.
He said: “As somebody who founded NANS in South Africa and the first Nigerian to serve as the President of World Youth Movement for Democracy, representing the entire sub-Saharan African Region, I know that I am exposed and qualified more than others for the senatorial job.
“Anambra North senatorial district which comprised of Anambra East and West, Onitsha North and South, Ogbaru, Ayamelum and Oyi Local Government areas, has problem of poor representation at the National Assembly and that is why I want to go to senate to contribute in making laws that will address those problems.
“Apart from making laws that will solve myriads of problems facing the masses in this country, I shall also develop a strategy to ensure that we facilitate the establishment of ultra modern shopping mall in Anambra North, empower the youths and support our governor in developing his blue print for mechanised agriculture.”