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Comrade Engr Kenkwo Kesandu Kingsley, (KKK) a human rights activist and vocal commentator on contemporary issues, who is currently the candidate for Okigwe South federal constituency in the Federal House of Representatives on the platform of Young Progressive Party (YPP), on Sunday, July 31, 2022, celebrated his birthday anniversary. He also used the occasion to inaugurate his campaign team, ahead of the 2023 election.
The event showcased Comrade Kesandu, a Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) trained Engineer, as a political rallying point, considering the number of dignitaries, including political leaders and stakeholders in Okigwe federal constituency, most of who spoke glowingly about him. They described KKK as a focused, reliable and people-oriented person who is known for being passionate about excellence in any given assignment.
Some constituents who spoke in favour of Engr Kenkwo Kesandu, expressed delight at his emergence, stressing that they are tired of the lack luster attitude of most of their past and current leaders who did little or nothing to enhance the lot of the people. Hence, they currently need a youthful representative like KKK, who understands their plight and feels their pulse.
They lamented that, “despite the number of years most of their past leaders stayed in different positions, Okigwe federal constituency has remained under developed and deprived of basic amenities that should constitute dividends of democracy. Regrettably, all they care about, is how to perpetuate themselves in office without thinking about how to improve the welfare of the people whose mandate they hold in trust.”
Speaking earlier, Comrade, Kenkwo Kesandu Kingsley (KKK), assured his constituents of effective and purposeful representation if elected into office.
He thanked God for saving him from the hands of hoodlums.
He further told his constituents and friends who came enmass to the event that he is not desperate to go to the Federal House Of Representatives but passionate to see Okigwe South Federal Constituency work again.
He highlighted few Bills he intends presenting to the House Of Representatives for the good, growth and development of Ehime Mbano, Ihitte/Uboma, and Obowo Federal Constituency. He also spoke about the unharnessed human and natural resources across Ehime Mbano, Ihitte/Uboma and Obowo Local Government Areas respectively, which he promised to use his office to put into effective use for the betterment of the constituents.
He advised youths to shun sycophancy, thuggery and other forms of electoral vices in the forthcoming election. “The leadership that has been promised us is today and with the current state of our federal Constituency and country at large, it is the responsibility of youths to take up the task of making the society work again for all. I shall be your servant and give the good people of Okigwe South effective representation.
“I shall carry the yearnings and aspirations of the people of Ehime Mbano, Ihitte/Uboma and Obowo whole and lay them bare at the Green Chambers of the National Assembly. I ask for your support and assure you that you shall be proud you supported me after my fours years in office. Please endeavor to get your PVC, which remains the only tool to enthrone sound and effective representation and never stop praying for me”, Comr. Kesaandu said.
In his remark, the State Chairman of YPP, Hon. Victor Diala said that the youths are the leaders of today and expressed profound joy over the candidacy of Engr. Kenkwo who he described as the new face of the new Okigwe South. He advised the youths to queue behind him, saying that this is an opportunity for their voices to be heard. He went further to say that everyone within and across the state can attest that Engr. Kesaandu is a voice that can be trusted to speak for a better society.
The President of South East Youths For Equity Alliance, Comr. Ifeanyi Eke in his own remark said that Comr. Kenkwo is a rare gift to Okigwe South and should be supported in all ramifications to ensure that the voice of Okigwe South Federal Constituency is heard loud, clear and constructive at the House Of Representatives come 2023.
The Board of Trustees Secretary of Okigwe Zone Youths Progressives Association (OZYPA), Comr. Ofoeze Uzochukwi in his own remark said “this is a new dawn for our Federal Constituency and this aspiration is not about the person of Comr. Kenkwo but for all. We are going to make a resounding statement through this aspiration and I urge every young person to see this as our collective project”.
The State Chairman while inaugurating the team, charged them to be dedicated, responsible and constructive while discharging their duty.
The event also witnessed the official and public blessings of the members of Kenkwo’s family to their son. Okenze Romanus O. J. Kenkwo (KSM, JP) who is the eldest man of the family and father of Engr. Kesaandu in the presence of extended family members, said that Engr. Kesaandu is their son in whom they are well pleased. “Good people of Okigwe South Federal Constituency, we present to you an epitome of courage, apt description of credibility and sagacity personified. He is willing and passionate to see the society better and we have no doubt that he will make us proud”, he said.
The event was attended by over three hundred youths from the federal Constituency, serving State Assembly members, House of Assembly Candidates of different political parties from Ihitte/Uboma, Obowo and Ehime Mbano, Priests, Traditional Rulers, YPP leadership etc.