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Anambra women group endorses Sen. Ekwunife for 2023

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By LUCY OSUIZIGBO-OKECHUKWU

Mrs Oge Ekweozor of Anambra Central Women addressing women in awka

AWKA- A coalition of women groups under the aegis of Anambra Central Women Forum, has endorsed Sen. Uche Ekwunife of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for another term.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the endorsement was announced at a meeting of the group on Tuesday in Awka.

In May, Sen. Ekwunife emerged as the flag bearer of the PDP in Anambra Central Senatorial District in the state, to represent the zone at the upper chamber for the second time.

Mrs Oge Ekweozor, who spoke on behalf of the group, said that Sen. Ekwunife was the most experienced and accepted candidate to represent the zone following her outstanding legislative performances.

“Having evaluated the performances of Sen. Ekwunife, her impactful constituency projects in the 55 communities in the zone and the need to consolidate and expand on the possible principal position as a second term senator.

“We the coalition of Anambra women groups hereby unanimously endorse Sen. Ekwunife for second term to consolidate on her unrivalled gains representation has brought to constituents in the state.

“It is our belief that Sen. Ekwunife is one of the active female senators at the National Assembly and the best legislator to have represented the zone since 1999.

“We hope that her return to the Senate and hopefully as a principal officer will give birth to more developmental projects for the constituency, south east and Nigeria at large,” she said.

Ekweozor said that Sen. Ekwunife was one of the few women in politics who had broken the gender bias and redefined representation with a deep sense of courage.

She urged women and youths to mobilise votes for Sen. Ekwunife in the communities as a demonstration of trust in her candidature to continue to transform Anambra central.

Also speaking, Mrs Eucharia Anekwe, said the endorsement was part of the Anambra Women Agenda known as ‘Nwanyibuife’, to drive the progress and development of women in the state.

“We are worried about the low participation of women in politics and electoral process as well as the low representation and appointments of women in the state’s and nation’s political space.

“Our agenda is to massively mobilise support for any qualified woman who is vying for elective position across parties, hence, we are endorsing Sen. Ekwunife,” she said.

Responding, Mrs Ifeyinwa Chinwuko, Legislative Assistant to Sen. Ekwunife, appreciated the women for recognising the legislator’s outstanding legislative performances.

“She had ensured shared responsibilities, continuous infrastructure development, youth and women empowerment and grassroots economic growth, through resilient representation,” she said.(NAN)

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