ONE of the political aspirants for the Anambra State House of Assembly, Bona Oraekwe, has maintained that it is the turn of Alor community to produce a member that would represent Idemili South Constituency.
Bona Oraekwe, a native of Alor, contesting under the All Progress Congress (APC), made the statement during a joint meeting of Idemili Leaders of thought (ILOT) at Ojoto, Idemili South Council Headquarters recently.
Oraekwe claimed that for the last 18 years, persons from other political zones and communities of Idemili South have been able to go to the state legislative chambers except Alor.
Speaking to the ILOT elders forum, Oraekwe reminded them of the three way zoning arrangement made by the political stakeholders in Idemili South saying that he just came for a courtesy visit.
“Remember our elders, divided Idemili South into three zones. The first zone that represented us at the HOA was Oba/Akwuukwu/ Ojoto zone which saw the emergence of Chuba Oranusi from Oba. He was there for eight years.”
“It later went to Awkaetiti, Nnokwa Zone, which saw Ifeanyi Igwe and Ebele Obi all from Awkaetiti. They did a tenure each, although Tony Uche from Ojoto had a little incursion into Ebele Obi’s tenure”.
“The third zone is Nnobi/Alor zone and the current house member, Barr Chuka Ezenwunne from Nnobi has taken four years. Ordinarily, the next four years should be left for Alor”.
“That is why we are saying that it is the turn of Alor to represent this constituency if given the chance considering my legislative experience”, said Oraekwe.
He said that as member of the 3rd Assmbly (2003-2007) of Anambra State when he represented Onitsha South II Constituency, he accomplished many feats and gathered experience.
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