By Chimezie Anaso
Awka, May 1, 2022 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 communites to ensure that Constituency projects addressed their existential needs.