By Onoh Richard Chukwuma
As we approach party primaries, it has become necessary to sensitize us in choices that will make or mar us.
An election is once in four years and there’s no substitution as it’s in football unless by death which is not a human factor but God’s factor. A mistake we make today in choosing who will represent Arochukwu/Ohafia will not be corrected till 2027 and that’s why we must avoid making mistakes at all if we must get it right or we take ourselves backward.
Don’t vote an aspirant for pity sake or sentiment of friendship as it’s beyond such factor but choose to support an aspiration base on ones sagacity, he or she must be articulate, eloquent, accessibility, proactive, practical, and above all must have sincere reason to aspire which is to serve the people and not serve his pocket. If we must get it right, we must engage who is qualified in all ramifications and that person must serve the interests of all.
* It’s time to elect someone who can speak to speak for us
* it’s time to elect someone who has a job outside politics to represent us
* it’s time to elect someone who can unite us all and not create unnecessary barriers
* it’s time to elect someone who views politics as a call to serve and not a money-making venture
* it’s time to elect someone with financial integrity to lead us.
Let’s scrutinize aspirants and vote according to our good conscience for a better Arochukwu/Ohafia is achievable if we elect the right person.
A palm wine tapper is best effective in tapping wine and a mechanic performs best in fixing a car. Let’s give tasks to those that have known attributes to fit into such task and not to compensate friendship because such sentiment has never worked.
For Arochukwu/Ohafia to move forward, we need to send Hon Fred Eke Idika
Who is Hon Fred Eke Idika?
Prince Fred Eke Idika was born in the ’60s into the OFIA IRE Royal family of Chief Idika Kalu of Ebem Ohafia, Abia State, Nigeria. His father Chief Idika Kalu was the Ezie Ofia Ire till his death. Prince Fred Idika had his primary education in Ebem primary school, Ebem ohafia, and his secondary Education in Boys Secondary School Asaga Ohafia(Coronata) and proceeded to Germany where he had his language school at Gothe Institute Osnabruck, West Germany. Relocated in 1999 to the United States of America. Married his dear wife Chief Mrs. Blessing Idika, and are blessed with a Son, Chima Eke Idika.
ONGOING; Mphil/P.Ph.D. Criminology, Abia State University Uturu
Master of Science Criminal Justice, South University, Savannah Georgia the USA
Bachelor’s Degree Criminal Justice Administration, University of Phoenix, AZ. USA
What does Hon Fred Eke Idika do for a living?
Hon Fred has worked for more than 15 years in the US security field, both in the government and the private sector; consultant at the Department of homeland security, Washington DC 7years, Jenkins Security Company as a project manager for 5 years and Chief executive officer at Starlight Security company, Maryland USA.
Fred is a security expert.
When did Fred join politics?
He joined politics in the year 1999 and the year 2011, he was nominated Deputy Governor aspirant as the running mate of Honorable Tony Enwereuzor PDP
in the year 2015, he was nominated Deputy Governor aspirant as the running mate of Dr. Nyerere Anyim APC
He was appointed Special Adviser to the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu on Special Duties
Hon Fred was appointed the Transition Chairman for Ohafia Local Government Area
Who Mentors Hon Fred?
Hon Fred according to him draws his mentorship from the plights of the indigent persons who lack basic amenities unlike the USA where politics has grown beyond road construction, salary payment, etc
With the short term Hon Fred Eke Idika held sway as TC chairman of Ohafia LGA, he performed way better than his predecessors and has set the ball rolling and it will take another him to break his record as Chairman of Ohafia LGA.
He is not a politician and his ambition is not a do-or-die affair as he will return to his job in the USA if the people do not consider him but that’s not happening because he has the blessings of the Elites in Arochukwu/Ohafia as a better alternative.
He is loved by the people and it remains a doubt anyone can win him at the poll because of his antecedents in his short terms as SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE GOVERNOR and TRANSITION CHAIRMAN OF OHAFIA.
Hon Fred is a passionate soul who is result-oriented, decisive, proactive, and not reactive, he is humane and above all a man with financial integrity.
He is our best bet and I pinch my tent with him.