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Thursday, March 19, 2015

We’ll use our votes to protect our interest, says Anambra People in Lagos



Anambrarians resident in Lagos under the aegis of the Anambra United Assembly of Nigeria (AUAN), have unequivocally stated that they will use their votes to vote in any political party or candidate that has the interest of their people at heart, DigitalSENSE Business News reports.

The group made this known at a press conference held at Uruagu Hall, Orile, in Lagos on Thursday, insisting that Anambra people are the biggest investors in the economies of Nigeria and Lagos in particular, and statistically constitute about 65 per cent of Ndigbo in Lagos.

Also, AUAN noted that they own so much that huge part of the corporate, personal, business revenue taxes collected are from their operations in Lagos State. 

The group equally stated that any political office seekers that do not specifically consult with them to protect their interest have not bargained well and may lose their votes in the elections nationally or at state level, even as AUAN admitted that up till now none of the political gladiators have consulted with it to know what the group wants done or rectify in the next dispensation toward protecting their group interest as residents in Lagos State, particularly. 

AUAN President, Barrister Emeka C. Nwosu, accompanied by the National Secretary, Barrister Okwu Udoagwu, Director of Finance, Chief Mike Okwuma, Comrade Chinedu Agina, Director of Operations; and Matron Adaora Umenduka (Eze Nwanyi), told newsmen that support for the candidates will be based on first come first serve, urging Anambra people to make sure that they collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) while advising the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be fair in the distribution of the permanent voters’ card.

The group further admonished Lagos State government to curtail henceforth the excesses of its organs that descend on Ndigbo that are doing legitimate businesses in Lagos and fraudulently exerting huge sums of cash from them in the name of carrying out official functions.

On political offices exclusively reserved for Ndigbo and massive infrastructure denial wherever Ndigbo locates their businesses, Barr. Nwosu pointed out that these will form part of the deciding factor in casting vote. 

“It is the person that will address these issues that will get our support” he declared.

Nwosu, who was also joined at the press conference by Mrs. Victoria Ezechukwu, Matron; Mrs. Kosy Udechukwu, Woman Cordinator, commended President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration for signing the N10billion for the take-off of the second Niger bridge, stressing, however on essence of rail lines from Lagos to the Eastern part of the country.

Cyriacus Nnaji/GEE       
 

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