The Enugu State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC),Dr Ben Nwoye has advised politicians in the country to concentrate on the provision of socio-economic amenities that will better the lives of the people that elected them into offices instead of thinking of positions they will occupy in 2023.
Nwoye, who is also a crown Prince of Amuri Ancient Kingdom, noted that the time of deceptive leadership is gone hence the need for political office holders to impress those that voted them into office.
He spoke yesterday while reacting to the title of “Dike Eji Ejemba of Amuri Kingdom” conferred on the immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu by the traditional ruler of Amuri Ancient Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Charles Nwoye.
The Enugu APC chairman commended Ekweremadu for his many achievements in politics, adding that he has brought a lot of developmental projects to his community and beyond.
Nwoye further reminded politicians that Nigerians are watching them over their performance while in office and explained hat the honour done to Ekweremadu was beyond politics but because of his achievements.
“ Nigerians are watching our current leaders as the time for deceptive leadership is gone. The people may have no ability to recall politicians but one day they will seek political office holders to account for their stewardship.
“Whatever position God places you in, look beyond that political office and think about the interest of people who elected you. Stop engaging in politics of next year’s election. Think about working, not how do I get elected to the next position.
“ Talk about 2020 what you can to better the lives of people who elected you and not about getting ticket for 2023 election. 2023 is still far away,” Nwoye stated.
Earlier, the traditional ruler of Amuri Ancient Kingdom, Igwe Nwoye described Ekweremadu as a very successful politician who had been working tirelessly to put smiles on the faces of his people.
“It may interest you to know that Ekweremadu grew up and schooled here in Nkanu land. Ekweremadu is my friend. In 2012 he advised me even though I was a safety professional and practitioner in the oil and gas industry and multinationals, that I cannot cope with challenges in politics,” he noted.