It is my intention to contest election into Nigeria’s Senate to represent the Enugu East Senatorial Zone in Enugu state under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015. I hereby seek your moral and financial support for this purpose.
Though borne out of a strong desire to provide quality representation for my constituents, I am critically aware that Nigeria is at a difficult moment in its history. An insurgency persists in Northern Nigeria. Citizens are overwhelmed with despair about insecurity and poverty.
In times like this, enlightened citizens have the responsibility to lead the way in the search for solutions to critical issues that undermine the dignity of our people and threaten the existence of our country
My decision to join other patriots who have offered themselves for elective offices in 2015 has therefore come after thorough soul searching and communion with God, my family, consultation with my constituents, friends and associates.
I believe that we must be the change we want to see according to Mahatma Ghandi. Nation building is a collective responsibility. Sitting on the fence and pointing accusing fingers is not productive.
I first came to public service15 years ago and have served in various capacities, across sectors with civility, integrity and dedication, gaining tremendous knowledge and experience on development strategy and public policy. The interest, welfare and wellbeing of our people have guided my actions, in the true essence of public service and my strict upbringing.
As Senator, I will be an advocate for children, youth and women. They are the bedrock of every society and the most vulnerable in peace and war. They are central to building a sustainable future for any country.
I will advocate for the prioritization of their education and healthcare through the sponsorship and support of relevant bills and programs.
National unemployment rates of 24% and over 40% in the age group of 16-44 years neither augurs well for our youth nor for Nigeria’s future and development aspirations. Significant efforts will therefore be devoted to mobilizing bipartisan support for bills and programs that will catalyze improvements in our education and health systems, the development of vocational skills and job creation.
My work at the Nigerian Economic Summit Group in the last 5years has availed me the unique opportunity to gain an uncommon understanding of the working of Nigeria’s public and private sectors.
During my time in the Senate therefore, I will continually propose and support the passage and or amendment of the many critical legislation, which will unlock growth in key sectors of our economy but have remained unpassed for several years.
Since I made my intentions public, my associates and I have received threats, but we are neither discouraged nor intimidated. Emissaries have suggested I am too gentle to play electoral politics but time will tell. Some of our opponents have deployed official machinery against us but I remain undaunted. Some have even taunted us for being ‘too poor’ to fund an election, but I have you.
Let my candidacy be unlike any other before now. Let my election into the senate in 2015 be a reference point in our political history. Let it become a testament that sovereignty will always reside with the people.
Join a political party if you are not in one. Register to vote if you are of voting age and whether or not you belong to a political party. Support candidates who will be accountable to our people. Demand accountability from elected and appointed public officials. It is both a responsibility and a right!
It is the only way that we can change the game. It is the only way we can take our country back. I cannot see how else we can catalyze the change we want.
I therefore ask you to please come with me on this journey for the sake of God and country. Let’s change the game!
In order to support the FNII FOR SENATE 2015 CAMPAIGN please visit my website at www.franknwekeii.com. Donations and contributions can be made into the FNII4SENATE2015 GT Bank account number 014-284-1469 with sort code number 058083215.
Frank Nweke II