I’m Not Going To NASS To Fight –Comrade Chinedu Ogah

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The member-elect, Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency, Comrade Chinedu Ogah yesterday said he is not going to the National Assembly to fight people; rather he is going there to do what is right and speak for his constituents.

Comrade Ogah, a candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 23rd, 2019 National Assembly election of Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency, Ebonyi State was declared winner by Appeal Court sitting in Enugu on Friday after National Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Abakaliki also declared him winner.

Following a petition he filed, challenging the declaration of Hon. Lazarus Ogbee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the election.

Justice Ignatius Agube who delivered the judgment on behalf of Justice Veronica Dongban-Mensem, dismissed Ogbee’s appeal for lacking in merit.

Ogah while speaking with journalists in Abakaliki over his victory at the Appeal Court, said that his journey to National Assembly will bring to an end to the selling of Ebonyi slots at the federal character, alleging that Ebonyi quota has continued to go down in police recruitment and that in the last recruitment exercise of the Police Force, Ebonyi quota was reduced from 150 to 100 which he said was not acceptable.

Ogah also promised to use his position to bring end to the various boundary wars in the state by working with the National Boundary Commission and other appropriate authorities.

He said, “My victory at the Tribunal and Appeal Court has shown truly that the judiciary is the last hope of the common man and it has also shown that the judiciary is the people that you cannot toy with, they are upright and don’t collect bribe to pervert justice. They believe in what is right and saw that my constituents voted for me during the February 23 National Assembly elections.”

“The judiciary has restored the hope of the masses by restoring my stolen mandate. My coming into the National Assembly will bring tremendous changes in my constituency and the state in general in the sense that there will be no more time that the quota of Ebonyi in federal recruitment will be sold out as it used to be.”

“Ebonyi people have no Commissioner of Police, nobody that is Director of SSS is Ebonyi man and it is the duty of a legislator to speak for it. So, I can’t be a legislator and there is a quota of police in the recruitment for Ebonyi and it will be sold out. In the recent recruitment, Ebonyi quota was reduced from 150 to 100. I can’t be in the National Assembly and such a thing will continue to happen.”

“ I cannot be a National Assembly member and Ecological fund will be going to another place and it will not come to my constituency. I am not going to the National Assembly to fight people; I am going there to do what is right and speak for my constituents”.


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