By Shedrack Onitsha & Atevure Princes
Christians leaders from Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu Federal Constituency has assured the leadership of the All Progressive Congress, APC that the Church will deliver Rev Francis Ejiroghene Waive, if given the party’s House of Representative thicket in the 2019 election
The clergymen and Church members numbering over 6100 led by Bishop Diamond Emuobor, a former CAN President in Delta State and Rev Israeli Unutami, stated this during Rev Francis Waive’s declaration to contest for the House of representative, Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu Federal Constituency.
The cleric charged APC to give its thicket to Waive, stressing that the Church is prepared to deliver him because Waive’s aspiration is a divinely inspired as the church is set to rescue Nigeria from incompetent leadership.
They also tasked Christians to register and get their voters card, According to Rev Unutami, “any church member that does not have a voters card is not a Christian.”
Rev Francis Waive in his declaration address said that he is most qualified at this moment to the Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu Federal Constituency effective representation in the House of Representative.
He frowned at poor representation in his constituency noting that, “elections to the legislative arm have been an all comers affair with people who can hardly express themselves but had enough thugs and money been ‘elected’.
“Thus we have cases of legislators who have never raised a motion or seconded one not to mention sponsoring a bill. Many get in there just for the social prestige, economic benefits, political access and relevance.”
According to him, I am sure those who made the call and the hundreds I consulted with who consented have looked at my pedigree and my antecedents as an Accountant, Development Worker and Clergyman of repute before asking me to serve them as their legislator at the federal level. I have the education, skills, patriotism, exposure, contacts and clout to make my people proud.”
He promised to give all constituents unfettered access to him and the programs and activities of the federal government if elected.
Assuring that unlike what they have now, “I will attend sittings without fail. My people will see me in the House, hear my voice clear and loud, and have me champion their causes both those of individuals, communities and the entire constituency. The era when no one speaks for us will be over with my presence in the house.
“I will provide my constituents consistently the linkage with Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the federal government for employment and business. Eg NEMA, CBN, Agric loans etc.
“I will capture the infrastructural needs of my people and ensure they are listed in the budget even before it is presented yearly on the floor of the house. I will lobby the executive arm of government to achieve this and then my colleagues to ensure my projects are passed. Thereby attracting Federal presence in my constituency.
He added that if elected, he will sponsor relevant bills that will improve the quality of life of his people, stressing that, “my constituency projects will be traceable, visible, valuable and useful to our people.”