Prince Ned Nwoko, Quality‎ Representation And The Love Of His People

By Ibrahim Abubakar…

In Nigeria today, where good leadership and quality representation is lacking, only very few people can be pointed to, w‎ith the qualities of good leaders.

‎A lot of politicians we have around today in the country are very selfish and self-centred and do not care about the plight of ordinary Nigerians who elected them into office.

Once they deceive the electorate to get their votes and are elected into office, they forget them and ‎are only remembered in the next three or three and a half years when their tenure is coming to an end, so that they can be re-elected again.

But one man who stands out as a leader and also understands the fact that ‎you don’t necessarily have to need the votes of your people or be in a leadership position before you can be sensitive to their plight is Prince Chinedu Mumir Nwoko, popularly known as Ned Nwoko‎.

He’s been there for his people, even, before he was elected into the National Assembly as a federal lawmaker. The fact remains that Ned Nwoko ‎is a leader who knows his onions. When you talk about politicians who can give quality leadership and representation, the name of Ned Nwoko comes to mind.

Ned Nwoko is a Nigerian lawyer, politician and businessman. He was a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives ‎between 1999 and 2003. Nwoko, a Muslim, ‎represented Aniocha ‎North-South and Oshimili‎ North-South federal constituency.

Apart from being actively involved in politics, many Nigerian politicians do not have any ‎trade, business or professional qualification.

Princee Nwoko is a lawyer and not just an ordinary lawyer, he is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

He worked as a leading negotiator in the management and verification of Nigeria’s foreign debts.

He worked with two firms (Kumars Solicitors and Pascaldiers & Co Solicitors), before setting up one of the leading law firms in the UK: Ned Nwoko & Co Solicitors. Prince Ned Nwoko was previously secretary general, Nigerian legal practitioners UK and was recognized as the best black lawyer in England in 1995.

His resolve to seek elective position in the 2019 general election as senator representing Delta North senatorial district at the National Assembly‎ will no doubt be boosted ‎with his act of kindness to his people.

He is a Nigerian who has maintained an Open Door Policy and has been described as a man whose gate is open 24hours to both poor and the rich with no visible security men to scare away visitors and no high walls to prevent people from entering or seeing what goes on inside.

The leadership qualities he had exhibited while growing up earned him ‎a place in the House of Representatives between 1999 to 2003 to serve his people. Within the four years he was in the House of Representatives, he was listed among the ten most vibrant members in the House of Representatives on account of his diligence in carrying out his legislative duties  at various times.‎

The astute politician and philanthropist, who declared his intention in November 2017 in his Country home in Idumeje-Ugboko, drives to the senate is to provide the people of Delta North a capacity representation, as the area presently lacks proper representation.

Prince Nwoko is also driven by the passion to represent his people at the senate to provide the needed capacity to develop the senatorial district and the entire state. Delta North had suffered because of the lack of capacity representation.

The former member of the House of representative and the architect of the Paris Refund, during his tenure in the House of Representatives donated his allowances for four years to the welfare of others, and also threatened to report the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to the United Nations, during a United Nation General Assembly in New York for failing to work on the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha Road, before it was fixed.

Prince Ned Nwoko is contesting for the senate to represent Delta North, and no one can say there is no vacancy because there is vacancy for other possible aspirants.

For weeks and months now, there had been speculations that he may be contestiing under theplatform of the opposition, All Progressives Congress, APC, but the speculation is. Put to rest nowas it is. Clear that he will stand for the election on the platform of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The election is fast approaching, and like any other politician he is working out winning strategies to first get the party nomination before vying for the seat which he is confident he will win.

The appealed is now to party members from the district that when the lid is opened for election process to begin they should make the right choice.

Having in lower chambers of NASS and having performed creditably well, it is certain that this time around at the Senate he would deliver dividends of democracy adequately to his people, if elected.

At the moment, palliative measures are in place to mitigate the pains of travelers who use the Onitcha Ugbo – Idumuje – Ugboko Road that take travelers to the northern part of the country from Delta, the East and South-South.

There is a working relationship between him and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu to ensure that the road is fixed.

The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has been approached to take over the road repair of about 2 km distance.

Ibrahim Abubakar, a public analyst, writes from Abuja

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