From Magnus Eze, Enugu
Labour Party’s House of Representatives candidate for Enugu East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency, Paul Nnamchi, has said there is no longer room for benchwarmer legislators or not performing politicians in Nigeria.
He said professionals like himself have volunteered to assume leadership because of the vacuum created over the years by people who by error strayed into the political arena without preconceived strategy on how to resolve the nation’s mirage of problems.
Nnamchi disclosed that as a professor of Bio-Medical Sciences at University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), he attracted and extended over 250 million pounds grant to the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, hence he would perform well if elected.
He, therefore, urged Nigerians to vote for the candidates of Labour Party in the February and March general elections, stating that apart from the sterling qualities of the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, other candidates of the party for various elective positions possess the qualities to serve and are determined to be partners in enthroning good leadership in the country.
Addressing prospective voters at Thinkers Corner and Thinkers Corner Extension in Enugu East Local Government Area, Nnamchi lamented the worsening socio-political and economic state of Nigeria at the moment and assured that Labour Party offers the credible alternative in governance, quite different from orchestrated bad governance enthroned in the country by the Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress administrations, respectively.
“The notion that politics is for the never-do-wells is wrong, because professionals and men with proven integrity must join in rewriting the wrongs to achieve success. I sacrificed my lucrative jobs abroad to return and join the political terrain, so that we can all join hands with other politicians of repute, mostly found in the Labour Party, to revitalise Nigeria’s ailing economy.
“Labour Party is a movement and more of a mega party that can change the ugly state of our economy with Obi as president. I, therefore, plead with Nigerians to vote for Obi as next president of the country and other candidates of Labour Party in the general elections, so that, collectively, we can rescue the country from bad leadership,” Nnamchi said.