Group commends Enugu West for dislodging political dictatorship




A non-political organisation, Enugu West Patriotic League, yesterday, commended the people of Enugu West senatorial district for joining hands with it to effectively end political dictatorship in the zone.

The group made the commendation during a meeting of the League in Enugu where, it reviewed its activities since inception and in the run up to the party primaries in the state.

Congratulating all the people that emerged candidates in various elective positions in the forthcoming general elections in Enugu West senatorial zone, the group pledged its total support for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Peter Mbah.

While praising the members for their resilience against all odds, the league vowed to sustain the tempo and to ensure that henceforth no single individual would lord it over to the people of Enugu West, especially, as it concerns elective and appointive political positions in Enugu state.

The National President and National Publicity Secretary, Chief Paul Anikwe, and Chief Uche Obute, among others, who respectively addressed the members after reviewing their journey so far, promised better days for the people of the zone.

Anikwe, who hailed stakeholders and the people of Enugu State for standing on zoning of the governorship seat in the state, expressed optimism that the PDP Candidate, when elected will move the state forward having coming from a private sector.

“We are a mass movement with the mandate of our people to liberate them from the shackles of one-man political dictatorship.

“Before this time, Enugu West senatorial district was under the grip of a few individuals who became billionaires from being the leaders of the zone.

“Such individuals controlled political positions in the zone to the extent that they determined who occupied any political positions from the zone.

“Such individuals who had held down the zone from political growth, ensured that those who worked with them in the past, cannot boast of any benefits.

“When we discovered that their ideologies were fake, we came together to cut their excesses.

“How can you claim overall leadership, yet none of your followers is in the house of assembly or elected council chairman?”, Chief Anikwe queried.

Enugu West Patriotic League comprises the critical stakeholders from the five Local Government Areas that make up Enugu West Senatorial District (Aninri, Awgu, Ezeagu, Oji-River and Udi) and the leadership represents a mass movement of people from the 81 wards in the zone.

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