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Why I Play Politics Of Development – Ekweremadu

Teddy Nwanunobi, Abuja

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has explained the reason behind the politics of development he plays, saying that it is because of his desire for the speedy development of human resources, towns, and villages.

Ekweremadu, who made the disclosure at the weekend, while playing host to some of his constituents from Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State, noted that human resources development remains pivotal to the overall development of any society.

According to an emailed statement from his Special Adviser (Media), Uche Anichukwu, Ekweremadu spoke before the delegates led by the State’s Commissioner for Youths and Sports in Enugu State, Mr. Charles Ndukwe, Ekweremadu added that any politician, who does not think along this line, is not worthy of his calling.

“If I am asked to summarise my type of politics, I would say that I play politics of development because that is the whole essence of being in politics. Development, in the sense that I would like to see human resources development; we have to develop our villages and we have to put infrastructure like water, road and electricity in place; we have to also develop our economy; any politician that is not thinking along this line is not worthy of his calling,” he declared.

Ekweremadu, who pointed out that public service is all about service to the people, explained that politicians must always strive to leave behind legacies that must stand the test of time.

While paying glowing tribute to the people of Enugu West for maintaining unity and brotherhood in the District, Ekweremadu recalled that when he started representing the District in 2003, Enugu West was known to be speaking with discordant voices, with pervading mutual suspicion.

He was, however, quick to add that cohesion and unity has been achieved today.

“In 2003, when I started representing our district, part of our problem was that we were uncoordinated. We were speaking with different voices. There was disconnect and mutual suspicion and I said that what we needed to do was to have cohesion in the District so that we can always speak like one family, and I believe we have achieved that,” he said.

Earlier, Ndukwe, expressed appreciation to Ekweremadu for the massive empowerment of the people of the District, especially in the area of human resource development and rural infrastructure.

He also seized the occasion to express gratitude to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for giving him the opportunity to serve.

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