Idemili North/South LP Candidate, Uche Okonkwo Prioritises Healthcare
Uche Okonkwo

Idemili North/South LP Candidate, Uche Okonkwo Prioritises Healthcare

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Labour Party House of Representatives candidate for Idemili North/South Federal Constituency, Uche Okonkwo, has in the course of his campaigns declared that one of his priorities, when elected in 2023, would be to revamp the primary healthcare system and make it more functional to serve the needs of the people.

Okonkwo, who hails from Ojoto in Idemili South Local Government Area in Anambra State, emerged as a candidate of the Labour Party in June after resigning his membership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) following the irregularities that marred APGA primary election for Idemili North/South Federal Constituency which truncated his desire to get the party ticket.

His entry into Labour Party is considered by observers as a boost to the party that has grown in popularity across the country in the last few months with the OBIdient movement supporting the presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi for the 2023 election.

Speaking at his campaign outings, Okonkwo has continued to express his desire to revive primary healthcare system in his constituency which according to him, has been lacking as a result of neglect by past representatives of the area.

While assuring the people of Idemili of giving them “a sense of belonging required in a representative democracy,” Okonkwo stated that his campaign goal is in line with that of the LP presidential candidate.

“I have the practical template to change our primary healthcare system in Idemili and make it functional. We need it in both our urban and rural communities within the Constituency. I understand the suffering of our people in this area and promised to make this important and sub-micro sector ‘primary healthcare system’ functional and accessible to our people Umu Idemili when elected in 2023.”

He has also lamented that Nigeria lacks visionary leadership hence the many challenges bedeviling the country. He expressed hope that the LP would have the opportunity to change the narrative.  “The 2023 elections will be based on credibility, capacity, competence, integrity and proven track records,” Okonkwo had stated during a press conference in October.



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