Umuahia North State Constituency: ‘Let Our Words Be Our Bonds’, ADC Candidate, Amalambu Tells Counterparts
… Scrutinize all candidates, Electorates Advised
As the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, lifts the ban on campaign, in preparation for the forthcoming 2023 general election, candidates of various elective positions in the State and Nigeria in general, have been advised to avoid making myths and airy promises to the electorates.
Rev. (Dr.) Blessed U. Amalambu, the African Democratic Congress, (ADC) candidate for Umuahia North State Constituency of Abia State, gave this charge, yesterday, while interacting with newsmen at his office, in Umuahia, the State’s capital, as he implored to elect only credible candidates who could bring back to them dividends of democracy, when elected.
The ADC candidate charged candidates of other parties across the state and federation in general, to resist every urge, whatsoever, to beguile the poor masses in the course of campaigns thereby leaving the latter in outright melancholy.
Amalambu who passionately appealed to his counterparts to against all odds, make do their various pledges, warned Abians and Nigerians against dangers of
falling prey to myths and airy promises of politicians, which according to him, have a direct impact on their livelihood.
He insisted that electorates must conduct a scrutiny of the all and sundry, as they come seeking their votes, as he sternly warned Nigerians against accepting some candidates whom he described as the biblical “wolves in sheep clothing”.
Earlier, the clergy who reminded that the enthronement of a righteous man brings about a glimmer of hope to the masses, urged candidates of various parties to endeavour to stick to their campaign promises and “discard the habit of making merchandise of the electorates.
“We should make sure that we fulfill all of our promises to the people who will stake their lives and come out to vote for us”, he pleaded.
The ADC candidate who is also the coordinator of National Anti – Corruption Volunteer Corps (NAVC) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) vehemently cautioned Nigerians particularly the youths to avoid being used as thugs to perpetrate evil either before, during or after the elections.
“It’s unfortunate to state that everyone in Nigeria today who does not feel the pains and agonies of bad leadership is either an infant or a foreigner and everything is biting on everything very hard and I believe that the yearnings of the all at this moment should be how to enthrone a credible and godly leadership that will really affect the lives of the people positively and revitalize the economy in order to make life comfortable and that’s all we need.
Furthermore, Amalambu who described selfless service to mankind as service to God, called on other candidates to see election as a friendly match and give no room for commotion, fracas and rancor, stressing that election ought not to be seen as a make -or-break affair.
Speaking, he said:
“Election should not be a do or die affair. People should not see it that way because my personal understanding of leadership is service to people. And service is when you meet the needs of the people you’re called to lead and they are at least, relatively comfortable and satisfied.
“This can only be when you have been able to touch their lives position in all facets of life; that’s when you have improved their lives. Any leadership that does not improve the lives of the people, or that fails to lift the people from where they were initially to some better level has not done anything credible for the people.”
Fielding questions from Journalists, Amalambu, who exuded an aura of confidence, boosted that he and his team had been working assiduously towards ensuring a resounding victory for the party, as he called on the electoral body to leave no stone is in providing an enabling group for credible, free and fair elections.
“By God’s grace, prior to this time, my team and I have been doing our best in terms of sensitisation, gathering materials that would facilitate our campaign. According to INEC’s schedule, the ban on campaign for House of Assembly candidates will be lifted on October 12 and then everything will start in earnest. And I believe that by the help of God, we’ll not relent in our efforts, because I’m very much passionate about a credible election that would bring in men of good will, men with good hearts, men that are really passionate about having effecting passionate changes in the electoral process.”