Anambra North women prod Stella Oduah to go for Senate

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 26th, 2014

imageWomen from the seven local government areas that make up Anambra North Senatorial zone, on Tuesday in Awkuzu, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State inaugurated local government coordinators in support of the senatorial aspiration of the former Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah.

The women, numbering over 4,000, from the various local governments had earlier signed a communiqué adopting the former minister as their preferred choice for the senatorial election for Anambra North Zone.

While appreciating the women’s support for Princess Oduah, a former PDP Chairman in the state and Director-General, Stella Oduah Campaign Organization, Chief Pandolla Okwuosa expressed satisfaction with the overwhelming response showed by the women of Anambra North Senatorial Zone, irrespective of their party affiliations.

He urged them to continue to support the good intentions of the former minister to improve the lots of women in the zone.

Chief Okwuosa remarked that it would be an added value and advantage to the women folk and the generality of the people of the area if Oduah eventually heeds their cry to contest the forthcoming National Assembly Election in 2015.

According to Chief Okwuosa, Oduah as an individual had exhibited good leadership qualities and as the Minister of Aviation by upgrading facilities at many airports across the country, especially the transformation of Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu to an international airport.

He posited that such a feat and even more would be achieved if she eventually bowed to pressure to contest the Anambra North senatorial seat.

In their separate remarks, Anambra East coordinator, Stella Oduah Campaign Organization, Mrs. Uju Ezuike and her counterpart from Ogbaru Local Government, Mrs. Njideka Ezeigwe pleaded with the former Aviation Minister to heed the voices of women from the zone to contest the 2015 Senatorial Election.

They added that Oduah’s antecedents and achievements as a minister were living testimonies of positive things to come if she is given the mandate to represent the zone in the National Assembly.

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