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Declare Anambra West disaster area – Ekwealor tells FG

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AN ACADEMIC guru in the University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Chinedu Ekwealor, has pleaded with federal government to declare Anambra West a natural disaster prone area due to incessant flooding that submerges the communities.

The academic doctor said, Anambra West had been neglected by previous administrations, attributing it to poor representation.
He decried that Anambra West known for agricultural activities suffer set back and paucity of agricultural produce due to flood, as a result of torrential downpour.

Ekwealor, who made the call while briefing newsmen in Awka, said the seven local governments in Anambra North Senatorial District had never experienced quality representation since the demise of the former Senate President, Dr Chuba Okadigbo.

The scholar, who is also aspiring for Senate for Anambra North Senatorial District under APGA, alleged that the incumbent Senator, Stella Odua, had diverted all constituency projects to her community, Ogbaru, leaving other communities to suffer backwardness.
In his words, “the duty of a legislator is to provide for his constituents what they can’t provide for themselves.

“It’s your duty to tell federal government the challenges we are facing, so they can intervene. But unfortunately, no one represents our interest in the senate.

“The constituency allowance is channeled to only a particular community. We have been denied of our right and we must put a stop to it.
“No one in other communities, except for Ogbaru, has benefitted from the federal government recruitment exercises; police, Army and so on.
“Apart from simultaneous development Gov Willie Obiano is doing in all communities, the roads in our senatorial district would have been death trap.” Ekwealor emphasized.

The vibrant senatorial aspirant commended Gov Obiano for creating window of opportunities for youths to strive, making them productive and employers of labour.

He urged the youth of Anambra North to take a decisive measure to change the political leadership in the district to further enjoy democratic dividends.

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