....Says It's Victory for All
By Abuchi Onwumelu
The candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for Idemil North State Constituency in the 2019 House of Assembly election in Anambra State, Hon. Chiekwu Ifeanyi Arthur, has dedicated his newly received certificate of return to the entire people of Idemili North State constituency, even as he described his victory at the just concluded APGA's primary election held at Idemili North Local Government Headquarters, Ogidi, as victory for all.
The Umuoji Igwulube Okodu born politician who stated this while addressing newsmen in Awka the Anambra State capital shortly after receiving his certificate of return, expressed gratitude to God for the gift of life, noting that without God he could not had gone this far.
According to Chiekwu, 'I went into that election with two things in mind, firstly, God and, secondly, Ndi Idemili North. I asked God to give me the day and he did exactly that. We have scaled the first hurdle, the next one is the election proper.
'I know God will do it again. I have no doubt about it. My victory is in line with God's decision. I derive joy in seeing my people happy and I will make them happier once I get there. I have offered myself to serve,' Chiekwu promised.
The APGA candidate showered encomiums on the national leader and the chairman Board of Trustees (BoT) of APGA and the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Dr. Willie Mmaduaburochukwu Obiano for the way and manner his piloting the affairs of the state.
Hon. Chiekwu while eulogizing the governor for his administrative acumen and fatherly love commended his wife, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano (Osodieme) for what she was doing through her pet project, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE), emphasizing that she (Osodieme) had touched many lives positively and had also ameliorated the plights of the destitute in Anambra state and beyond.
The highly elated Chiekwu thanked the national chairman of APGA, Ozonkpu Victor Ike Oye for his leadership ingenuity and kind disposition.
Hon. Chiekwu popularly called Moneyman or Ugonabo by his numerous admirers and supporters lauded the APGA'S state executive led by Sir Norbert Obi for working assiduously in ensuring smooth and rancour free primary election in Idemili North.
'I thank our State chairman, Sir Norbert Obi; I thank the Idemili North party executive. I thank the delegates that voted me in. I thank all those who play one role or the other in seeing to my emergence. I promise never to disappoint them. As for my supporters, I love you all,' Chiekwu concluded