Abia 2019 watch: FUN endorses Nkole for second term


 A group known as Friends of Uko Nkole (FUN), Ututu chapter, in Arochukwu Local government Area of Abia has thrown its weight behind Uko Nkole, member representing Arochukwu/ Ohafia Federal Constituency, for a second tenure come 2019 election after arising from their monthly meeting held at Ututu.  

The pro-Nkole group which is based in Abia state said that they are giving their total support to their representative at the lower chamber of the National Assembly and assured him of their votes come 2019. 

Speaking with newsmen after their meeting, the chairman of the group, Tony Okeke, said that the people of Ututu in particular and the entire constituency in general are happy with his (Nkole’s) work at the National Assembly. 

Okeke said that because of his good works that the people of Ututu and the entire constituency were demanding that he should return to the Federal House of Representatives to enable him continue with his good works. 

He used the forum to call on all indigenes of Ututu to go out and register to enable them get their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC), “This will enable our people to vote Nkole our representative at the National Assembly to return and continue to represent us at the green chambers”. 

FUN assured their representative at the lower chamber of the National Assembly of at least 85 per cent of the total votes cast at Ututu, adding that they were working hard to win over dissenting ones to their side. 

Okeke also said that there had never been any forum in Ututu where, “Our people have met to decide against voting or giving our support to Hon Nkole during the forthcoming National Assembly election in 2019”. 

He said, “I have gone round all the 19 villages that make up Ututu and no village has confirmed that they are not going to give their support to Hon Nkole and urged him to disregard any story or rumour  saying that Ututu are not going to support his ambition”. 

He said that the two political blocks; Ututu and Abam, had always collaborated politically to produce whoever that represented them.