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Published On: Tue, Feb 5th, 2019

Ndigbo, Candido rob minds over AMAC election

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By Abba-Eku Onyeka, Abuja

The Igbo Community in Idu-Koro, a sub urban area in Abuja and the chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon Abdulahi Adamu Candido, has met and discussed on how to partner with each other toward achieving a common goal.
The discussion took place during a recent familiarity visit of the chairman to the ethnic group resident in the village.
In a remark, Emeka Chilaka, a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Jiwa ward where Idu-Koro falls, told the chairman that other geopolitical zones in the ward have benefitted from jobs, appointments, among others in the area council, with the exception of south east geopolitical zone.
This, he asked the chairman to address in order to continue to enjoy the support of the ethnic group.
Similarly, another prominent member of the party in the ward, Chuka Ezekwugo, told the chairman to ensure that he did a serious consultation before giving appointment to any Igbo person in the area council.
He said that all his appointees from the ethnic group were not carrying their people along.
He spoke at length how the appointees from the ethnic group in AMAC has been promoting marginalization of the ethnic group in Abuja due to selfishness.
In a response, the executive chairman urged the community to give their support and vote to the APC in order to continue what he described as good work the party in power has been doing in the area council.
Still speaking on the need for the party to be reelected into office, he informed that it would be difficult for the APC-led government to repair 16 years of damage done in the country by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) within its three years in office.
He however blamed the issue of marginalisation of the ethnic group to their appointees from the area.
He said the vice chairman, supervisory councilor for special duties, among others, were from the south east and wondered why they should not carry their brothers and sisters along. He therefore promised to do something about the complaint.
Earlier in his welcome address, the chairman of Ndigbo in the area, Ekuson Nw’Ogbunka commended him for performance and urged him to keep the pace in order to continue to enjoy the support of his people.

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