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As the council polls in the Abuja Municipal Area Council of the federal capital territory draws close, Prince Ikenna Iheme has joined the councillorship race in the city centre ward to contest for the post of a lawmaker in AMAC.
Prince Iheme who is contesting the councillorship on the platform of United Progressive Party, UPP, one of the newly registered political parties led by Chief Chekwas Okorie spoke to our correspondent in Abuja ahead of the Area Council polls.
He, however, explained that his decision to join the councillorship race was born out of the desire to usher in a better deal for the residents of the City Center Ward.
According to him, “a lot needed to be done to improve the sanitation of the ward’’.
“I am in the race to correct those things that are not in place in my community.
The City Centre Ward is the Presidential ward. It is not surprising therefore to see beautiful road networks, edifice, gardens and abundant water supply. But a lot more needs to be done to improve on the sanitation of the ward.
I am coming in to fill a vacuum. My campaign slogan is tagged: “the City Centre Ward must be better’’.
The present situation is good, but we have to make it better for the good people of the ward,” he said.
While commenting on his political platform, the United Progressive Party,Prince Iheme noted that, “though it is a new registered political party, but what Nigerians yearn for is a better condition of living and no matter the political platform, religion or tribe, Nigerians are prepared to stand by you.”
He said his party is ready to give voice to the voiceless in society; hence the national chairman of the party was the only party leader that opposed the recent ban on mini-bus operators in the Federal Capital City.
Also Speaking on the present leadership of the Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, the councillorship candidate acknowledged that a lot has been achieved, but noted that there are still areas of neglect
such as sanitation, entertainment, education among others.
He therefore solicits the support of the residents to give him the opportunity to serve his people.