1 February 2013

Nigeria: Anambra - Women Group Gives Condition for Support

Awka — A group, Anambra Women Organization (AWO), has pledged to support only candidates that offer to create job opportunities for youths, free education and empowerment for women in the state.

Leader of AWO Mrs Ebele Anyirimba stated the stand of the group while responding to remarks from Senator Chris Ngige who visited the members during their meeting at Ezinifite, in Aguata LG of the state.

She further stated that the organization would back any candidate who is committed to improving the lives of the people.

Mrs Anyirimba while speaking said that the 50,000 strong members with visible presence at the wards, council areas and state levels have the capacity to manipulate the winning position or otherwise of any candidate, no matter the political relationship of such a candidate.

Chairman of AWO, Mr Samson Umejidike pledged that the members would work to elect a candidate who will have the interest of masses at heart and also advance the development of Anambra state.

He criticized past governments at all levels for neglecting the welfare of the masses, saying they were only working for their own selfish interest, and enriching their immediate families.

Earlier in his speech at the occasion, former ACN candidate for the House of Representatives, Aguata constituency, chief Barth Nwibe who led the team representing Senator Chris Ngige lamented that the state government has not done enough to improve lives of people, insisting that they were not even ready to help.

He said though Senator Ngige has not yet declared intention to contest as governor of the state, they're still pressurizing him to join in the race because of his performance when he was governor.

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