PDP IN AHOADA EAST COMMENCES CHAIRMANSHIP AND COUNCILLORSHIP CAMPAIGNS
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Ahoada East Local Government Area on Wednesday commenced its Ward to Ward campaigns for its chairmanship candidate, Barr BEN ISRAEL EKE and the councillorship candidates of the thirteenth Wards of the LGA.
Brave Views correspondent reports that the campaign train visited the Ward headquarters, including Ogbele Community Ward nine, Odiabidi Community Ward eight and Ikata Community Ward six, where the members of the campaign council urged the mammoth crowd of supporters and electorates to vote for all PDP candidates in the April 17 local government election.
Speaking during the campaign, the PDP chairmanship candidate, BARR BEN EKE thanked the people of Ahoada East for the implicit confidence reposed on him by massively coming out to publicly declare their support for his second term bid.
Barr Ben Eke pledged to deliver the dividends of democracy better than his first term, promising to complete the Ahoada Stadium project among others
“The signature project that we have is that of a stadium in Ahoada town, we have done a resurvey of three hundred and twenty plots.
“We have reestablished the beacons, we have gone ahead to do a design for the proposed stadium. We have achieved up to about 80 to 85 percent of the clearing.
“We will start with the construction of the soccer pitch and then, the spectators stand in no distant time.
“In Rivers State, I must say that Ahoada East is one local government under my leadership that has been able to establish a water scheme in all the thirteenth Wards of the LGA”.
Barr BEN EKE also promised to complete the ongoing electrification project in IHlUOWO community and prioritize skill acquisition as well as education of the youths of Ahoada East.
He said: “We are also taking seriously the issue of youth development.
“We have built a mechanical workshop from foundation and we have equipped same.
“We have also reconstructed the tailoring worship in the industrial unit Ahoada and equipped same with machine for our girls and women to learn different trades. In no time now, we are going to admit students there free of charge.
“In IHUOWO Community, we are doing electrification project, we have gone ahead to purchase two 500KVA transformers, we have bought high tension and low tension cables and poles; we are doing the extension of the electrification abandoned.
“So, we have a whole lot for our people and education is one thing we are not going to take lightly at all”.
The Director General of the campaign, High Chief STEPHEN IHUA MADUENYI assured that BEN EKE would perform better than his second tenure, adding that he has everything it takes to be a local government chairman.
On his part, President of National Union of Ahoada East Students, Worldwide, EDEMA EZEBALIKE hinted that the students have endorsed the council chairman, BEN EKE and thanked him on his achievements in education.
The students leader disclosed that Ben Eke has provided Secretariat for the government of the National Union of Ahoada East Students, paid bursary to deserving students among other things.
Highlights of the campaign ceremony was handing over party flags to the councillorship candidates of the three wards so far visited.