Hon. Osita Ngwu, the People’s democratic party senatorial candidate for Enugu West senatorial district, has vowed to continue and to build on the excellent works the former deputy president of the senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu did for the people of Enugu West while in office.
Osita who is vying to replace Senator Ike Ekweremadu who has been in the Red Chamber since May 2003 described his predecessor as “outstanding parliamentarian who performed creditably. His time at the Senate produced good results for our zone”.
The Honorable who made all these known during an interview further explained that his major reason for running was to build on the positives which Senator Ekweremadu left behind saying “The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the apex legislative arm of the National Assembly. It is the foremost legislative institution in Nigeria. Its duties and obligations are as clearly provided for in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, of which I am well acquainted. My primary obligation is to legislate for the welfare, security, peace and good governance of Nigeria with particular interest on Enugu West Senatorial Zone.
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“The Senate also has oversight responsibility of every public and even private institution in Nigeria. These and more functions of the Senate are well known to me. The fulcrum around which my legislative efforts will revolve in system and organizational reforms. I will focus remarkable legislative efforts of sponsoring or supporting bills that will promote Excellence in Education, Skill Acquisition and Improved Healthcare for the good people Nigeria. I will continually think and craft legislative instruments for the benefit of Enugu West, Enugu State and Nigeria.
Further explaining his huge plans for the people of Enugu west senatorial district, he went saying, “I will lobby for the appropriation of funds for projects to be sited within my Senatorial constituency for the benefit of all. I will also pay much attention in supporting legislative acts that are focused on Human Capacity Development and further pursue vigorously, Mentorship Programs, Skill acquisition and Job Creation. I will join forces with other progressives in the national assembly to protect the checks and balances of the Federal Government by the independent exercise of legislative powers.
“I will stand on preserving the Environment for the benefit of all and sundry and ensure wise, productive use of Nigeria’s resources. I will stand on carrying out oversight responsibilities to enhance Government accountability and appropriate monies that support necessary Government services. My time at the Senate will be to the good of Enugu West and Nigeria in general. In the light of what I have said, my mission to the Senate is simple but shall be greatly impactful”, he concluded.