The South East Democratic Network (SEDN) has congratulated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Abia Central senatorial district seat, in the February 25 senatorial election, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd) on his victory in the Court of Appeal that declared him winner of the senatorial election.
In a statement by the general secretary, SEDN, Hon Elvis Okereke Orji, and made available to LEADERSHIP in Abuja, yesterday, the group said his victory is sweet music to the ears of all lovers of democracy in Nigeria, particularly the good people of Abia State who now have a credible voice in the red chamber.
“Col. Akobundu is an embodiment of patriotism, a grassroots politician and visionary leader who will add value in the 10th Senate in the quest for good governance and delivery of fruits of democracy to longsuffering compatriots.
The people of Abia Central Senatorial District will for the first time experience effective representation that will transform the zone,” the statement reads.
It said that as a man of integrity, political sagacity and tenacity of purpose, Akobundu will draw from his wealth of experience as a distinguished soldier, chairman, Rivers State Project Monitoring and Implementation Committee (PMIC) in the military era, national vice chairman South East, Peoples Democratic Party, minister of state for defence, immediate past national organising secretary, Peoples Democratic Party, to offer effective leadership at the Senate.
“As Akobundu goes to the senate, the red chamber will witness robust deliberations and dignity, and make laws that will make Nigeria great again,” the statement added.