Marginalised Sections Of Nigeria Need Effective Representation At Legislative Houses – Barrister Nnadozie Okpokiri

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Barrister Nnadozie Okpokiri

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Ukwa East/Ukwa West Federal Constituency, Barrister Nnadozie Okpokiri has stated that marginalised sections of Nigeria need very strong representations at the various Legislative houses in Nigeria.

He pointed out that the way things were going, minorities and the oppressed peoples in the country would further be excluded from the scheme of things if they kept fronting weak representations at the State Houses of Assembly and the National Assembly.

In a telephone interview with Newsportal, Okpokiri said:

“if you do not say here I am, no one would bother to find out where you are, and the implication of this is that only the bold, courageous and selfless can give effective representation to those who have suffered various forms of deprivation from the Nigerian nation”.

Okpokiri disclosed that he was motivated by the marginalisation, oppression and ill-treatment of his people of Ukwa Federal Constituency to aspire to be their mouthpiece in the green chamber, stressing that Legislative Houses are the platforms to make laws for a better society.

He decried the neglect of his people by both the State and Federal governments in spite of the fact that they are the only oil-producing area in Abia State, adding that public infrastructures have completely broken down, as there no good roads, good schools, functional hospital and electricity.

Okpokiri said that it was worrisome that the governments have not been moved by the peaceful disposition of Ukwa youths, even in the face of total neglect, to attend to her infrastructural needs.

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