- Ossy Prestige, representing Aba south and Aba north, has advised Igbo people to elect leaders who will serve them selflessly
- Prestige said electing selfless leaders is the political solution to the agitation for Biafra
- According to the lawmaker, the refusal of some Igbo people to vote will not resolve the issue of marginalisation
House of Representatives member, Ossy Prestige, (a member of APGA representing Aba North/Aba South) has said the political solution to the agitation for Biafra is for Igbo people to elect leaders who will serve them selflessly.
The lawmaker made this known in Aba on Thursday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba, Abia state.
Prestige noted that people were always forced to seek alternatives through agitations when their representatives are not giving them what they expected from them.
He, therefore, urged Igbo people to come out en masse and vote for credible candidates who have the mind to serve them rather than voting based on sentiments and material inducements.
“The refusal of some Igbo people to carry out their civic responsibilities will not resolve the issue of marginalisation which resulted in the revived agitation for Biafra," he said.
He enjoined Igbo people in positions of leadership to seek the welfare of their people rather than enthroning selfish interests that rob the people of their dues through their representatives.
The lawmaker who noted that although he was facing a troubling opposition from the PDP-led state government in Abia, said he was not in competition and cannot compete with them.
He said he was in government to serve the people and not to create problems through unnecessary ego contests which levy huge losses on the people.
He, however, vowed that nothing would stop his resolve to free his constituents from their real enemies.
Reacting to criticisms from political opponents claiming he was idle in the Green Chambers, Prestige said that as a first tenure representative, he has a record of over 21 motions and nine Bills to his credit.
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He also noted that he had attracted over 50 road projects to Aba, rehabilitated schools and provided water for his people which are eloquent testimonies of his service to people at the House of Representatives.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that southeast residents were advised to shun agitations by pro-Biafra activists for the boycott of 2019 general elections.
Chukwuemeka Ujam, who spoke in reaction to calls by some pro-Biafra groups for residents to boycott the election, urged the people residing in the southeast to participate actively.
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