Following the declaration of Hon. Victor Nwokolo to seek re-election as the member representing Ika Federal Constituency at the Federal House of representative for a third term, the chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Ika North East, Chief Ogadi has appealed for the support and cooperation of Ika South people.
He made the appeal in a chat with news men at Boji-Boji Owa, on Monday 9th July 2018.
Rubbishing reports where he was wrongly quoted as saying he will settle Ika South at the appropriate time, he said it is derogating, stating that it did not come from him.
He affirmed that Ika South people are not wrong to agitate for the position as any one is free to contest an election at anytime.
He clarified that Hon. Victor Nwokolo may not be the most qualified or most suitable candidate, but begged for understanding from Ika South people to allow him go back for a third term to enable him do more for Ika Nation.
He explained that though there are other qualified persons, yet they are not undermining anyone, pleading for the understanding of their sister local government to allow Hon. Nwokolo go back to enable him secure a principal position at the green chamber, which in turn will yield more development and projects in Ika Federal Constituency.
Speaking on the person of Hon. Nwokolo, he said he is a calm and humble person who achieves and executes projects in silence. Regarding complaints by constituents who argue that Hon. Nwokolo is not vocal in the House, Chief Ogadi explained that Hon. Nwokolo has attracted more projects than some vocal legislators, describing him as a nocturnal politician who moves across board to get what he wants in the house without being vocal about it.
He stated that they need the help and corporation of Ika South people to achieve the goal, urging them to continue in their support for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and Hon. Victor Nwokolo.
Chief Ogadi begged for peace to reign, calling on all hands to be on deck ahead of 2019. He ended by stating that both local governments are one, and hence must work in oneness for the settlement of Ika Nation.