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House Of Reps Minority Leader, Elumelu Denies Being Chased Away By Delta Community During Rally

It was gathered that trouble started when the federal lawmaker and his campaign team on Friday went to the community for a rally. Ndudi Elum...

It was gathered that trouble started when the federal lawmaker and his campaign team on Friday went to the community for a rally.

Ndudi Elumelu, the minority leader of the House of Representatives and member representing Aniocha and Oshimili federal constituency in the lower chamber, has denied recent reports about him.

He says he was not chased away from Adonte, an agrarian community in the Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State.

SaharaReporters had reported that some aggrieved youths of Adonte chased away the lawmaker from their community.

It was gathered that trouble started when the federal lawmaker and his campaign team on Friday went to the community for a rally.

However, he was confronted by angry youths who barricaded the road and drove him and his campaign team away.

One of the visibly angry youths who simply identified himself as Amaechi, told SaharaReporters that their grievances against the federal lawmaker stemmed from his failure to deliver the dividends of democracy for over 20 years that they have been voting for him.

Reacting, the lawmaker in a statement by his campaign Director General, Tony Okebunor denied the report.

The statement read, “The attention of the Ndudi Elumelu Campaign Organization has been drawn to a misleading video and publication purporting that the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, and our Principal, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu was chased out of Adonte, a community in Aniocha South Local Government Area in Aniocha/ Oshimili Federal Constituency, Delta State.

“The said publication is false and laughable product of mischief makers in the opposition who are intimidated by Rt. Hon. Elumelu’s popularity ahead of the February 25, 2023 National Assembly elections as the Minority Leader was not at any time chased away from Andote as purported in the publication.

“Instead, the youths of Andote were jubilant and gave Rt. Hon Elumelu a rousing welcome when he visited the community for his on-going Town Hall meetings with stakeholders in communities in Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency.

“For clarity, the Minority Leader on Thursday February 8, 2023 visited twelve communities in Aniocha South Local Government Area which included Adonte. The Town Hall meetings have been very successful and greatly appreciated by the communities visited so far including Adonte Community.

“To put the record straight, on arriving the entrance of Andote, the convoy met a barricade mounted by some aggrieved youths in the area. However immediately it was known to them that it was their beloved Rt. Hon. Elumelu’s convoy, the barricades were immediately removed as they were never meant to stop or prevent Hon. Elumelu entrance into the community as claimed in the report.

“From the entrance to the community, the jubilant youths led Hon. Elumelu in a heroic welcome to the venue of the Town Hall meeting where the entire community appreciated him for his continuous love and care towards them.

“Leaders of Andote applauded the Minority Leader for his numerous constituency development and citizen empowerment projects and used the opportunity to list some new needs including demanding Hon. Elumelu’s intervention on the road linking Andote with Abah-unor and other neighbouring communities.

“Hon. Elumelu, after listening to the community pledged to work with the authorities of the Delta State Government, the Federal Government and other relevant agencies to ensure urgent intervention on the road. He also directed the immediate replacement of the community’s faulty electricity transformer and the reactivation of their borehole amongst other critical and urgent needs.

“Our Campaign therefore urges the public to completely disregard the said false report as Hon. Elumelu was well-received in Andote and not otherwise as mischievously purported in the misleading publication.

“Hon. Elumelu remains loved by the people of the communities in Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency; he knows their needs; he is meeting them sincerely and proactively and no amount of blackmail by way of sponsored misleading information against him will detract from the people in their resolve to re-elect him into the House of Representatives.”


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