The member representing Awgu/Oji River/Aninri Federal Constituency, Hon. Toby Okechukwu has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will repeat its feat in the State in 2019.
The PDP has remained in firm control of the Coal City State since the return to democracy in 1999.
Hon. Okechukwu, who spoke in Awgu Local Government Area of the State, said the visible achievements of the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the quality representation of the lawmakers at the various levels, would speak for the party during the election.
He spoke during an annual empowerment event organized by his wife, Mrs Uche Okechukwu.
At the event, which saw to the splashing of gist items to widows in celebration of Christmas, Okechukwu said the essence of the season was to share happiness with other people.
While making presentation of a wheelchair to a physically challenged person in the area, Mr Gabriel Chukwujike, Okechukwu said he was complementing the wife’s efforts in alleviating the plight of widows.
He noted that for the 2019 election, his party, the PDP “is certain of victory because it has since endeared itself into the minds and heart of the people.
“Our dear Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has done so well in the State and this effort is being complemented by those of us at the National Assembly.
“So, it is a win-win situation for us in 2019. Our people are totally with us and that is why we will never stop to give back to the society.”
Earlier, Mrs. Okechukwu thanked the women for their support to her husband and urged them “to keep praying for him. We plead with you to continue to support, even as I assure you that we shall do our best to make the life of the people better.”
In a remark, a chieftain of the PDP in the area, Barr Eze O. Eze said Hon. Okechukwu had been representing the people creditably in the Green Chambers.
“His quality representation is evident across our constituency. The free medical outreach held recently at Nnewe cottage hospital Aninri, is one of such many ways he has touched the lives of the people,” he said.