Chidi Obetta, the Labour Party’s candidate for the Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal constituency in Enugu State, has asked constituents to recall him if he fails to meet their expectations.
Obetta, a business tycoon, stated this on Friday in Nsukka during the unveiling of his manifesto and the inauguration of his campaign council.
He urged his constituents to hold him accountable for his manifesto and campaign promises to empower and accelerate development.
“If I am elected and I fail to meet your expectations, recall me.
“My mission in House of Representatives is to give quality and effective representation to the constituency by impacting positively to more people.
“As an individual I have used my investments to empower over 500 people who are employed in my business establishments in the constituency.
“I have touched many lives positively as an individual and if by God’s grace I am elected, I will touch more lives, “he said.
What is contained in the manifesto, he claims, is his contract with the people.
“The constituency under my watch would witness quality representation, because our people have been neglected for many years,” he equally said.
The candidate went on to say that his legislative representation would be people-oriented, and that he would be a strong voice in the National Assembly for the constituency.
Obetta announced and inaugurated his campaign team, which included Mr.Cosmas Agbo, a former Deputy Chairman of Nsukka LGA, as his campaign Director General, DG, and campaign coordinators in the constituency’s 36 wards.
He described Agbo as an experienced politician and grassroots mobilizer who is well-versed in the constituency.
“I urge the campaign team to swing into action immediately to canvas for votes that will ensure victory for the party in the general election,” he said.
Obetta, on the other hand, urged the team to ensure that the campaign is issue-based and free of violence, regardless of any provocations from opponents.
“LP is a party that is focused, free from violence, because the mission of the party in the country is to collapse the walls of corruption and rescue Nigerians from poverty.
“As I inaugurate you today please avoid any form of violence even in at the face of any provocation and ensure that the campaign is issue-based and devoid of any name calling,” he equally said.
Mr. Chijioke Amu-Nnadi, a Director at the Niger Delta Development Commission, commented on the manifesto, saying that the 8-page manifesto booklet made strong promises to the constituency.
“Obetta in the manifesto made a strong promises if elected in 2023 aimed at attracting huge democracy dividends for the people.
“I have known Obetta for many years, he is a man of his own word, he has employed over 500 people in his businesses and many of them are in the constituency.
“I have no doubt that he will do everything he said in the manifesto if elected in 2023,” he said.
In a statement, Agbo, the campaign director general, thanked Obetta for considering him for the position and promised that he and his team would do everything possible to ensure Obetta’s victory in the 2023 general election.
Earlier, Mr Tony Ozioko, LP Chairman in Nsukka Local Government, and his Igbo-Eze South LG counterpart, Mr. Basil Ugwu, stated that they were mobilizing party faithful and supporters in the constituency to ensure Obetta received 95% of the votes cast.
They urged party members and supporters to refrain from using violence before, during, and after the election, citing the LP’s reputation as a responsible and law-abiding political party.
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