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2023: Why Chief Ogbaga Should Be Given Ebonyi North Senatorial Zone APC Ticket— Group

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By Amuche Agbo, Abakaliki

Concern group on weekend has given reasons why Chief Goddy Ogbaga (Ezeudo), the former Minister of State for Power should be elected as the Senator representing Ebonyi North Senatorial Zone come 2023.

The group who expressed their feeling on the political upturns in the Ebonyi North senatorial zone which comprises of Abakaliki, Izzi, Ebonyi and Ohaukwu Local Government Areas.

According to the group, zoning formula has since the inception of democracy given opportunity to the three other councils to produce a Senator except Ebonyi LGA, hence, appealed to both stakeholders of the party at the zone to support Chief Goddy Ogbaga (Ezeudo) to succeed the sitting Senator, Dr Sam Egwu in the forthcoming general election.

In a statement issued by the group after their stakeholders meeting and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki.

The group in their reasons, described Chief G.O. Ogbaga as the most qualified and preferred candidate who would restored the lost glory of the zone if given the mandate.

Hear them” the people of Ebonyi North senatorial zone are bitterly complaining, feeling of shortchanged by the previous unreliable representatives. Hardly does anyone see any bold constituency projects in the zone. This has left many questions in the minds of the constituents: How did we get here? How come the Ebonyi North representative is not reckoned with in the scheme of things in the National Assembly? How come our Zone is classified as bench-warmers who came to earn wages and collect constituency allowance? How come the abundant tourism & agricultural potentials lying fallow in our Zone remain untapped and ignored by the FG”

“Definitely everyone recognises the fact that it is time for a change to happen. Since the incumbent has done the job very poorly, An Articulate person in the Person of Chief G.O.Ogbaga definitely stands a good chance to get the mandate of the people to represent them at National Assembly effectively. But this will depend on the options available. Without any iota of doubt, it is certain that Chief G.O.Ogbaga, with his track record of accomplishments, would help APC fulfill this mandate. APC faithfuls, stakeholders and delegates should not elect anyone whose intellectual capacity is very low to speak for the people. It will be catastrophic to hand over the Ebonyi North senatorial ticket to a mediocre”

*_Here are our good enough reasons, why Chief G.O.Ogbaga should be given the support to do this:_* **Accessibility* : The era of opening doors only during elections has been the hallmark of many politicians in Ebonyi, but Chief G.O. Ogbaga has demonstrated by his relationship with people that accessibility runs in his veins. He has maintained it that He is an open book, which everyone can read. By opening his doors, he will better understand our problems and how to present them.

**Great understanding of Our Society and Culture:* He will score 100% in having a deep understanding of the culture of his people. This knowledge is very important in appreciating the needs of the people in Ebonyi North senatorial zone.

**Excellent Communications Skills* : This cannot be overemphasised about the job Chief G.O.Ogbaga is seeking. It is the lack of such skills and any meaningful job that forced some Honourables to be bench-warmers at the chambers, as they are too timid or afraid to bare their minds. Everyone knows that Chief G. O. Ogbaga is gifted with great oratory and awash with great confidence to convey his thoughts.

*His Analytical Thinking Skills:* Analytical minds are in short supply amongst politicians and that is the reason bad governance runs in the system. But with a combination of Smartness and analytical skills, there is no doubt that Chief G.O.Ogbaga is most qualified for this role. Representation is not a sleeping competition. People vote for bills they don’t understand and know nothing about. Voting should be analysed thoroughly and that is what Chief G.O. Ogbaga is bringing on board.

**Listening ear* :Chief G.O. Ogbaga doesn’t just Hear, He Listens: It is easy to hear what anybody is saying, but how you react to what has been said proves whether you listened or not. Chief G.O.Ogbaga is the listening type and has demonstrated this as testified by people around him. **Futuristic ideology* : Engaging him in a discussion portrays him as the rare breed who thinks ahead of his era. He weighs his actions based on its futuristic implications. Politicians, who think of their next generation like Chief Ogbaga, are gems that should be embraced and encouraged.

**Respects Institutions* : Anyone who respects institution will most likely be a team player and this is vital in the making of a party man or woman. Chief G. O.Ogbaga is a party person, and believes that the party alongside the members and stakeholders are supreme.

**Keeping His Words* : reasons, why Chief G.O.Ogbaga should be given the support to do this, Integrity is not mouthed. It is exhibited. But some people are blessed to have integrity as a lifestyle and in this case do not struggle to portray it. That is who Chief G. O. ogbaga is.

**Chief G.O. Ogbaga the Problem Solver:* Problem-solving is like his second skin. He is one person who believes there is a way around every challenge thats one of the things that earned him the title “Ezeudo” . APC should give their ticket to someone who will show commitment to finding solutions, not otherwise.

**Teachable* : This man is not just humble enough to admit that He does not know everything, but asserts that he is willing to learn from anyone no matter how lowly the person is. According to him “everyone is important, because there are things one can learn from the market woman, the carpenter or even the wheelbarrow man. I have gained a lot by being willing to learn from everyone, who becomes your master as they transfer the knowledge to you”. He is Disciplined* :*He pays attention to details, Little things matter and can give you an idea of what lies ahead. One fact one cannot deny about Chief Ogbaga is his discipline. He likes deadlines”

“His is vital about who should flag the APC banner. The People are saying that Ebonyi North senatorial zone has not done well with the representation of people from IzzI and Ohaukwo Local Government areas since democracy in 1999, hence the clamour to send an Ebonyi Local Government Person and APC having a man such as Chief G. O. Ogbaga should put him to good use now”

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