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Mrs Maureen Gwacham, aspirant for Oyi/Anyamelum Federal Constituency in Anambra says she will consolidate achievements of female lawmakers in the state through effective representation.
Gwacham made the pledge in Awka on Sunday after being cleared by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) screening committee ahead of the 2023 election.
The aspirant said she was the most suited for the job and called on APGA faithful to return her at the primary.
She said Oyi/Anyamelum Federal Constituency, a hugely agrarian area had suffered poor and selfish representation for a long time and could not afford to make wrong choice in the next election and perpetuate underdevelopment.
According to her, evidence has proved that women are the best National Assembly members Anambra has produced and I promise to consolidate on the record if elected.
“I want to thank my party, APGA, for the good job done by the screening committee and also thank God for making me come out successful.
“I am confident that if the trend of transparency, credibility, fairness continues to the primary proper, I will win the ticket.
“I am a woman and a mother, I have identified the leadership gap in my constituency; I am going to build on the good representation records of Anambra women like Sen. Uche Ekwunife.
“For Oyi/Anyamelum, we have not had a female representative since the fourth republic and the men have not done spectacularly well, it is time for a woman to go and speak for our people,” she said.
Gwacham said she would give a people focused representation with regular engagement with communities to ensure that Constituency projects addressed their existential needs
Also, the Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has called on the Muslim ummah to sustain the teachings of the holy Quran and exemplary life of Prophet Muhammed beyond the holy month of Ramadan.
While congratulating the Muslim faithful on the successful completion of Ramadan fasting, Kalu called for forgiveness and love in daily endeavours.
According to a goodwill message issued on Sunday in Abuja, Kalu said that togetherness, piety, alms giving and love should be upheld by Nigerians in their daily endeavours.
The former governor of Abia, who sued for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians regardless of religious, ethnic and political differences, said that the heterogeneous nature of the country should be seen as an asset as against a tool for disharmony.
He said, “I felicitate with our Muslim brothers and sisters on the successful completion of Ramadan fasting and celebration of Eid- el- Fitr.
“The good deeds as demonstrated in the holy month of Ramadan should be sustained in our daily pursuits.
“Ramadan provided a privilege for sober reflection and rededication to the service of Allah and humanity.
“Nigeria’s diversity can be harnessed through mutual respect, peace and unity”.
Kalu also wished the Muslim faithful a hitch- free sallah celebration and called on spiritual leaders to use their positions to advocate religious tolerance and unity across the country.