Umunede Patriotic Congress (UPC), during their gathering on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 called on executive members of Umunede Progressive Union and Umunede political leaders to meet and present an Umunde person that will run for the Delta State House of Assembly seat in Ika North East Constituency come 2015.
According to the members, “We will be happy when someone from Umunede is coming out to run the Delta State House of Assembly race. Let everyone swallow his or her pride and work together for us producing a candidate that will emerge victorious with God on our side. We are sad with the information that many people have interest. All we want is an individual that will run race.”
Speaking, the group leader, Hon. S.N Azubuike JP stated that 2015 must be a positive year for Umunede. He enjoined the people of Umunede to work in unism for the progress of the community. Other excos, Hon Alex Mekwuye, Amb. Sydney Mordi, Hon Gabriel Akpe and Comr. Linus Bienose urged all aspirant for the House of Assembly in Umunede to cooperate and project an individual.
CHAMBERLAIN CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR OBUH, SAYS NO SECOND TERM FOR HOUSE OF REPS SEAT IN IKA FED. CONST.
Former House of Representatives aspirant and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart in Ika North East local government, Mr. Chamberlain Dunkwu has called on Deltans to support the governorship ambition of Sir Tony Obuh. Chamberlain who made the call while granting an interview to newsmen in Asaba during the week described Sir Tony Obuh as a detribalized Deltan, honest, humble, charismatic and intelligent man, adding, “if given the opportunity as governor, Tony Obuh will take Delta State to a higher level of development”. He therefore enjoined Deltans to vote for Obuh in next year’s governorship election in the state.
In another development, Mr. Chamberlain Dunkwu posited that there is no second tenure for the House of Representatives seat in Ika Federal Constituency. He stressed that since the history of the constituency, nobody has represented two times at the lower House of the National Assembly and that anyone having the thought that he is going for a second tenure will fail.
He said, “it is the turn of Ika South local government to produce the next House of Representatives member that will represent Ika Federal constituency at the National Assembly. On the basis of fairness and equity, we, as Ika people should support someone from Ika South to represent our interest in the House of Representatives and not the other way round. We should therefore, discard the idea of supporting the re-election of the Ika North East person who currently occupies the seat.