A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Ifeanyi Aniagoh has said that the entry of Chief Victor Umeh to the Senate will spur other senators in the zone.
Aniagoh, who described the victory of Umeh in Saturday’s Senatorial Election Rerun as a victory for the Igbo nation, said the former APGA national chairman had charisma and could mobilise and bring together lawmakers from the zone.
In a special congratulatory message to the senator-elect, Aniagoh explained that the election of Chief Umeh will not only serve the interest of the people of his senatorial district but would give prominence to the Igbo Project starting with his trademark long red cap.
“Chief Umeh is a man known for his long red cap, an identity that stands him out as a typical Igbo son who is proud of his origin. He won’t stop at representing ndi Anambra Central but his presence will heavily project the Igbo project.
“His impact within few weeks at the National Confab confirms his quality, a courageous leader with in-depth knowledge of the law,” he said.
Aniagoh assured that Umeh will exceed people’s expectations and reiterated that APGA was favoured to take over the South East States.
“Umeh as a Senator will deliver on his promises and perform beyond expectations. His presence will also awaken other voices in the Senate just as his election has affirmed the fact that South East is APGA.
“Our people now understand that embracing APGA is the only way to end the marginalization of the people of South East.
“That’s why we recorded a 21-over-21 flawless victory last year and now we have a Senator Elect winning in all the Polling Units. First in history,” he added.