Enugu 2023: APGA Guber Candidate, Nweke Delivers Wheelchairs To The Physically Challenged Persons In Enugu

ENUGU–The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) gubernatorial candidate in Enugu State, Mr. Frank Nweke Jr, has delivered wheelchairs and clutches promised to Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWDs)in Enugu.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that
Nweke had on Dec.17, during a town hall meeting at Ibagwa in Igbo-Eze South Council Area pledged to provide ten wheelchairs and ten crutches to PLWD in the local government area.

Apart from making the promise Nweke had also revealed his plans to run an administration that prioritizes social equity and inclusion of every member of society, paying special attention to PLWD.

He had also directed that the items be distributed to the most vulnerable among them.

Delivering the items recently to PLWD at Umuela Village Hall, Ibagwa-Aka, Igboeze South, by Nweke’s running mate, Dr Edith Ugwuanyi on behalf of Nweke, said the gesture was to reaffirmed the party’s commitment to keep their word and recognise all residents of Enugu State in their plans.

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She said Nweke would have loved to make the delivery in person but could not make it due to other engagement.

“This provision is an urgent intervention but there is more to come their way by God’s grace. Our desire is to use the powers of the office of the governor to bring comfort to the common man,” she said.

She urged the group to ensure the equitable distribution of the items according to priority needs as they await for more in due course.

The APGA, Nsukka Zonal Chairman, Emmanuel Eze in his remarks added that APGA was a party that does not leave anybody behind in accordance with its name.

Responding, a beneficiary Christian Nnadi said he was brimming with excitement and short of words.

He stated that the gesture by APGA had been received with joy amongst PLWD across the state, revealing that the they were determined to have their interests represented in the government.

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“It is only Frank Nweke Jr and APGA has given us such assurance.

“I cannot tell you how much this means to me or how difficult it has been to move around and I have tried, unsuccessfully to raise money many times but could not.

“So this is a life changer for me. I can tell you that it is the same for my friends here too,” he said.

Mrs Veronica Omada with a congenital deformity wept profusely as she sat in her new wheelchair, saying to the team that she never thought she could be remembered by anyone again.

She prayed for Nweke, asking God to make him emerge the winner of governorship election in Enugu State.

Omada said, “I am so happy. This is bigger than Christmas rice for me and i cannot explain it.

“I am someone that likes to work and be able to provide for myself but life has been hard on me.

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“To get this wheelchair after I have almost lost hope of anyone remembering me is too good and I thank God and pray that God bless Frank Nweke and APGA,” she said.

Other beneficiaries Nnabike Ugwoke and Ugwu Miracle amongst others expressed joy at the new lease of life and sent goodwill messages to Nweke.