By Kingsley Ubani

Just like hope is the last thing that dies in a man before his actual death, in politics, propaganda is the last resort of losEkwunife

Currently, there is growing tension occasioned by the upcoming Governorship election in Anambra State with Aspirants who believe that they have what it takes to succeed the incumbent Governor of the State, Chief Willie Obiano throwing their hearts to the ring to contest the 2021 gubernatorial election.

Among the different political parties that are jostling for the treasured seat of Agu Awka, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have receieved arrays of Aspirants who believe that they have what is takes to govern the State.

On the list of these PDP Aspirants is Distinguished Senator Uche Ekwunife (Iyom) whose entrance into the governorship race seems to have unsettled many Aspirants across political parties majorly because of her grassroots reach and her people-focused approach in politics and governance.

Many people, the Senator's critics inclusive, will agree that the Senator has since her entrance into the political stage remained a force to be reckoned with and a rallying point for Nigerian women who are usually written off when it comes to politics.

Senator Ekwunife's political journey, just like any worthwhile activity have had its share of successes and trials. However, her relevance in the political arena till date can be traced to the grace of God and her consistent, practical belief that power belongs to the people.

While some describe Ekwunife as a dogged Amazon, many agree that she is a political asset that adds value to every political equation. Those of us who are privileged to work closely with her understand that the relevance and influence she enjoys stem from her ability to touch the lives of people using instruments within her disposal both as a citizen and a public officer.

Since her declaration to contest the Anambra Governorship race on the 18th of June 2020, Senator Ekwunife has taken her message to party executives across the State, Local Government and Ward levels. I doubt if there is any Aspirant in the PDP who has engaged more with the party executives than Senator Ekwunife. An act that depicts her belief that power belongs to the people.

Amid all these, one thing is evidential. Senator Ekwunife has reinvigorated the party structures in the State with her constant meetings with party executives and consistent engagements with relevant stakeholders of the party.

Immediately after her formal declaration on June 18 and her subsequent meeting with Aguata and Anaocha LGA and Ward Executives, Ekwunife hosted a meeting where she met with the Ward Chairmen of the 326 Wards in the State. This was followed by series of meetings with the Ward Women Leaders, Ward Secretaries, Ward Deputy Chairmen and Ward Youth Leaders. Each of these meetings had the LGA Chairmen, Deputy Chairmen, Women Leaders, Secretaries and Youth Leaders in attendance. She equally took the message of her intention to run for Governor to the Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu led State Executive Committee of the party.

In her usual style of constant political engagement, Senator Ekwunife again last Saturday hosted the Local Government Chairmen and Ward Chairmen of the party to a meeting to restate her commitment to the ideals of the party and ask for the support of the party executives towards her governorship ambition. The event for many who witnessed it can best be described as one of the liveliest political gatherings in recent times. The Senator hosted party executives to a banquet and offered them the opportunity to interact with her, and chart a way forward for the party in the State. At the meeting, party executives danced to the stress relieving beats of the DJ who entertained them with trending hits. It was indeed a family affair filled with fun, dance and positive engagements. The event ended with party executives assuring the Senator of their support.

The recent spate of propaganda against Senator Ekwunife is only a sign that in her is a contender whom many of her opponents have seen that her growing influence and acceptance by party faithfuls and the generality of Ndi Anambra unsettle their own ambition. This has forced some of them to take the last resort as I stated earlier in the introductory paragraph. But irrespective of who is troubled by the Senator's genuine political moves, it is important to note that in a contest like this, only the best emerge, and Senator Uche Lilian Ekwunife (Iyom) has by her antecedents, actions and disposition proven that she is the best!

Kingsley is the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to Senator Uche Ekwunife


 1. Reduce Food.

 2. Reduce Sleep.

 3. Reduce Talks.

 4. Reduce Movies.

 5. Reduce Sugar.

 1. Remove Grudges.

 2. Remove Show (Self display).

 3. Remove Lust.

 4. Remove Darkness.

 5. Remove Distractions.

 1. Be more Holy.

 2. Be more Happy.

 3. Be more Honest.

 4. Be more Thankful.

 5. Be more Simple.

 1. Increase Praying.

 2. Increase Study (WORD).

 3. Increase Exercise.

 4. Increase Fasting.

 5. Increase Giving.

 1. Be Discipline.

 2. Be Sober.

 3. Be Humble.

 4. Be Timely.

 5. Be Faithful.

 6. Be Positive.

 7. Be Ready.

 8. Be Sensitive.

 9. Be Anointed.

 10. Be Peaceful.

 1. Always Smile.

 2. Always Retreat.

 3. Always Remember.

 4. Always Practice.

 5. Always Learn.

 1. Restrict Movement.

 2. Receive Counsel.

 3. Engage Wisdom.

 4. Resist the Devil.

 5. Avoid sin.



Today, the Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife, the entire members of her campaign organization, friends and well wishers of the Akabogu family paid their last respect to Late Mrs Uju Akabogu (Uju Rioko) who was laid to rest at her family home in Awka.

Eulogizing Mrs Akabogu who was her devoted supporter and friend, Ekwunife recalled the support she received from the late mother and grandmother during her election into the 9th Senate and the many support late Mrs Uju Akabogu had rendered to members of the campaign organization through her consistent of human kindness.

She described late Mrs Akabogu as a beautiful soul who left golden memories on the minds of everyone who was privileged to meet her. She noted that her death is a huge blow to her and to the campaign organization.

"In Uju, I had a charming, amazing, gracious and generous friend. She was every thing a friend could be and everything a supporter could be. Uju has left a vacuum which will be difficult to fill. She will be sorely missed by all of us who benefited from her charming, honest and humble personality."

The Senator on behalf of her family and the good people of Anambra Central Senatorial District condoled with the family of the deceased for the loss of their Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. According to her, the death of Mrs Akabogu remains painful and irreparable.

She prayed for the peaceful repose of Mrs Akabogu and equally prayed God to give the family the courage to bear the loss.

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