Ek­w­ere­madu hails peace­ful pri­maries in Enugu

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - By Is­mail Mu­dashir

Deputy Se­nate pres­i­dent, Se­na­tor Ike Ek­w­ere­madu, has com­mended the peace­ful con­duct of the Peo­ples’ Demo­cratic Party (PDP) pri­mary elec­tions in Enugu-west Se­na­to­rial Dis­trict ahead of the Novem­ber 4, 2017 lo­cal govern­ment elec­tion in Enugu State.

Ek­w­ere­madu also as­sured that the on­go­ing con­sti­tu­tion amend­ment ex­er­cise would ad­dress chal­lenges fac­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ments across the na­tion.

The Se­na­tor who mon­i­tored the ex­er­cise in the five lo­cal gov­ern­ments of Enugu-West in com­pany of the Mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing An­inri-Awgu-Oji Fed­eral Con­stituency, Toby Okechukwu, and Mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing Udi-Ezeagu Fed­eral Con­stituency, Dennis Amadi, among oth­ers said the over­whelm­ing ac­cep­tance of the re­sults of the pri­maries by party faith­ful was not only an in­di­ca­tion of the pop­u­lar­ity of the win­ners, but also the readi­ness of the PDP to make a clean sweep in the forth­com­ing coun­cil elec­tion in the dis­trict.

He ad­vised the win­ners, Nestor Ochin in Udi, Stan­ley Okeke in Awgu, Chuk­wudi Ez­inwa in Ezeagu, Chukwu Ezekiel in An­inri, and Har­ri­son Okeke to cam­paign vig­or­ously and also be ready to re­cip­ro­cate the con­fi­dence re­posed in them by the party faith­ful and the elec­torate by im­pact­ing their lives pos­i­tively when voted in.

On the amend­ment of Sec­tion 7 of the 1999 Con­sti­tu­tion in the on­go­ing con­sti­tu­tion amend­ment ex­er­cise, Ek­w­ere­madu said: “It will be wrong to as­sume that the lo­cal govern­ment is run­ning smoothly in ma­jor­ity of the states as we have it in Enugu State un­der the Gov­er­nor Ifeanyi Ug­wuanyi ad­min­is­tra­tion.

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