The Senator representing Anambra North in the 8th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Princess Stella Oduah yesterday the 6th day of September 2018, at the Headquarters of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Abuja, picked Expression of Interest and Nominations forms respectively to contest for Anambra North Senatorial seat under the party’s platform in the 2019 general elections.
The Senator was accompanied to the office by party officials from Anambra North Senatorial Zone, Chief among them were Hon. Chinedu Nnatuanya, House of Assembly members, Commissioners, Senior Aides to Gov. Willie Obiano, some APGA Local Government Areas party chairmen and women leaders, secretaries and other Stakeholders.
Senator Oduah and her entourage was received by the National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Ozonkpu Dr. Victor Ike Oye, the Secretary, BoT, Alhaji Sanni Shinkafi and other party stalwarts.
Fielding questions from journalists after the purchase of the forms, Senator Oduah said, she joined APGA because she realizes that Ndigbo are like orphans in Nigeria’s politics. Speaking further she said, “I sponsored the South East Development Commission Bill which has scaled through 1st, 2nd, committee stages and 3rd readings, because what is good for the geese is also good for the gander. If Niger Delta have NDDC, North East have, NEDC, South East should have SEDC”.
Asked further what she intends to do for Ndi Anambra North, if elected in 2019, Senator Oduah answered “I sponsored about 35 Bills and Motions, some of which are yet to scale through third reading, I should be there to see to the passage of these Bills. In my constituency, Anambra North, we have over 2000 persons in various schools of higher learning to acquaint them with the requisite skills that will make them entrepreneurs. I attracted about 15 road projects, 9 have been done and others are about to start. Recently, we sponsored a hundred persons to study film making, Script Editing and writing, Acting, Cenamatography and others at the ABS Film Academy in Awka and several other empowerment ventures we are into. So, basically, i want these things and more to continue, she concluded.
Also commenting, the Honourable member representing the Ogbaru II Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Sir Somto Udeze said, with Senator Stella Oduah as the candidate of APGA for 2019, victory is sure. He used the opportunity to advise the leadership of APGA to allow a level playing field for everyone, noting that APGA is one big family and the only peaceful party in Nigeria, she must ensure that internal Democracy takes front seat in all she does.
The short ceremony was sealed with a powerful prayer led by the National Chairman of APGA, Dr. Victor Oye, where he called on God to keep protecting and guiding Senator Stella Oduah. He implored God to always lead her to the right persons who will help her achieve her senatorial ambitions. So that after service in the Senate, a bigger duty will call.