Ebonyi South senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Ifeanyi Eleje, Thursday, accused the senator representing the district of underperformance.
The APGA chieftain noted that buying motorcycles, vulcanising machines amongst others does not show effective representation.
Eleje disclosed this during an interaction with some journalists in his hometown Afikpo, Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state.
He said if given the chance to represent the people at the Senate come 2023 general election, he would make the people feel the impact of representation by first having a town hall meeting in every LGA that forms Ebonyi South to know the need of the people.
He said, “In my view I don’t think Ebonyi South has had a representation in this dispensation. To be honest with you, and I’m not saying it to denigrate him, it’s probably his understanding of what a senator should do. If I speak mildly for myself I’m a stakeholder in Ebonyi South. Since he has been in the Senate I have never met him and he is somebody I knew before he went to the Senate.
“He is an old boy from my school. So if I with my relationship and exposure have not met him and I leave in Abuja in this period he has been there talk less of people who do not have that access; if I have that impression that I can’t even make an input into legislative issues that affects me so I leave you to imagine the vacuum for the people of this area.
“When I go to the Senate I will know the things that are available in the Senate ,then I will know what to do but to answer your question directly, let me just disabuse your mind I’m not going to buy people motorcycles, I’m not going to get involved in buying vulcanisers too because in my view, that is not empowerment. I’m going to engage the people, I’m going to have a town hall meeting, it’s when you meet people, when you speak with people that you know what their challenges are.”