A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engr. John Ibrahim Ocheje has urged all socio-political organizations and media firms to call the various parties’ candidates to debate with their respective blueprints on repositioning, advancement and constituency representation.
Ocheje, the winner of the 2023 House of Representative primary election of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Idah/Igalamela-Odolu/Ibaji/Ofu federal constituency conducted on 23rd of May 2022, urged stakeholders to critically evaluate the kind of personality to send forward to represent the interest of constituencies at the National Assembly in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
He stated that effective representation must be driven with passion for service to people and not on the altar of desperation to fulfill selfish interest.
Engr. Ocheje, who won the ticket of PDP in the constituency party’s primary election but was subsequently replaced by Hon. Omale Ojogbane in a re-run election described as most controversial by the other aspirants in the party, has called on the good people of Idah federal constituency not to give up in their determination to bequeath a responsive representation to the constituency even as he informed that process of reclaiming his mandate is before the court.
While encouraging the people of the constituency to remain resolute, Engr. Ocheje urged them to ensure the spirit of justice and fairness in their decision when electing political leaders. He said most political actors are not fit enough to be entrusted with national interest collectively for the people.
“Although in PDP, the mandate freely given by a majority of our party men and women to me had been upturned by a few in fear of our drive to institute the culture of accountable and effective representation for the constituency; we are hopeful that ‘justice at last’ shall be seen in our favor.” Engr. Ocheje stated.
He also used the occasion of his periodic media engagement and briefing to remind the people of Idah/Igalamela,/Ibaji and Ofu federal constituency to reflect on his 5-Point Agenda which entails visible and robust engagement; transparency in presentation; effective collaboration with fellow members of the National Assembly to bring opportunities to the constituency; special youth, women empowerment program and provisions of scholarship to students; and secure employment and empowerment for the constituents.
“I urge everyone in our constituency to look into the various blueprints of anyone with aspiration to represent them. The politics of 2023 will be beyond election but lies in sustainable vision and core values that will move our constituency forward,” Engr. Ocheje concluded.