APC should not elect anyone whose intellectual capacity is low, says ex-minister
By Mkpuma Enyinna, Abakaliki
Nigeria’s former Minister of State for Mines and Steel, Chief Goddy Ogbaga, has enjoined the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), not to elect anyone whose intellectual capacity is low to avoid underperformance.
He said that Nigeria needed a man of integrity with vision to restore peace, unity and stabilize in the country.
Chief Ogbaga, who is aspiring to represent Ebonyi North Senatorial zone at the National Assembly, alleged that the zone had been shortchanged for many years because of poor represention of senator representing the zone and therefore called on APC to avoid issuing ticket to people with poor intellectual capacity to serve as a leader because of its consequences on the electorate.
He, therefore, declared his intention to contest for Ebonyi North Senatorial position come 2023 general elections, pledging to display high sense of transparency, accountability, commitment and dedication in delivering dividends of democracy to the people if elected.
He added that he has special understanding of the society and culture; analytical skills, listening ear and futuristic ideology.
“We, the people of Ebonyi North senatorial zone, are bitterly complaining, feeling shortchanged by the previous unreliable representatives. Hardly does anyone see any bold constituency projects in the zone. This has left many questions in the minds of the constituents: How did we get here? How come the Ebonyi North representative is not reckoned with in the scheme of things in the National Assembly? How come our zone is classified as bench-warmers who came to earn wages and collect constituency allowance? How come the abundant tourism and agricultural potentials lying fallow in our zone remain untapped and ignored by the federal government?
“This is why APC should not issue ticket to candidates who have low intellectual capacity to serve as a leader to avoid underperformance.
“Definitely everyone recognises the fact that it is time for a change to happen. Since the incumbent has done the job very poorly, An articulate person like me definitely stands a good chance to get the mandate of the people to represent them at National Assembly effectively. But this will depend on the options available. Without any iota of doubt,I have a track record of accomplishments, that would help APC fulfill this mandate. APC faithfuls, stakeholders and delegates should not elect anyone whose intellectual capacity is very low to speak for the people. It will be catastrophic to hand over the Ebonyi North senatorial ticket to a mediocre.”