Isuikwuato/Umuneochi 2023: Amobi’s crusade for equity, justice & fairness by George Ejikeme

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It is audible to the deaf and visible to the blind that the issues of equitable distribution of powers has become the focal point of discourse in the nation’s polity as the nation steams towards the 2023 general elections.

In most states the clamour for power shift to one or two Senatorial zones has been intensified, in the nation at large the same clamour for power shift to the South East has also deepened. This has also narrowed down to the Federal constituency level where power shift is being advocated for between local government areas.

In Isuikwuato/Umuneochi constituency of Abia state the situation is no exception as the people of Isuikwuato are gearing towards a battle to Abrogate their 16 years of marginalisation from producing a House of Representative Legislator at the National Assembly. 

Endowed with incalculable distinguished personalities in a fields of life , Isuikwuato LGA has unfortunately been what I can describe as the on-lookers in the political scheme of things as they have continued to remain sidelined.

However, amongst all other personalities one man who remained undaunted in the crusade for power shift to Isuikwuato on the basis of fairness , equity and justice is the MD/CEO Pauli Mama Group Chief Amobi Ogah.

Amobi one of earliest propagators of the All Progressive’s Congress in Isuikwuato/ Umunneochi has remained a force to be reckoned with since his first aspiration to his Federal constituency in the 2019 elections. A notable quote credited to Amobi during the build to the 2019 elections reads: “My people want me to represent them at the House of Representatives in 2019 because they know I’m the one who has the capacity and doggedness to return power to them in our constituency; it’s a call I cannot say no to”.

In the spirit of sportsmanship, Amobi despite committing five years of planting the APC in Isuikwuato/Umunneochi, stepped down and paved the way for a new APC entrant ‘Nkeiru Onyejeocha’ to get the party’s ticket.  2023 officially make it 16 years of Umunneochi and Onyejeocha’s reign at the corridors of power of the National Assembly another four years counting from 2023 will make it 20 good years of blatant marginalisation of Isuikwuato from the political surface. 

As 2023 elections the onus lies on the people of both Local Governments to exhibit the spirit of brotherhood,purge themselves of personal interest and support Amobi’s crusade to end the injustice metted on the people of Umunneochi. As Amobi braces up to against all odds to bring prestigious representation to the good people of Isuikwuato/Umuneochi all political parties are encouraged to tow the path of honour by zoning the house of representatives ticket to Umuneochi in the spirit of openness, fair play , justice and equity. 

Asides the basis of power shift , Amobi an accomplished entrepreneur has the proven to have the capacity to enhance the fortunes of the people with the formulation of quality laws and the ability to facilitate projects that will create wealth and employment. With his avalanche of political contacts at all levels Amobi will attract projects to isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency by working in harmony with the federal government.

George Ejikeme writes from Umuahia