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APC senatorial candidate demands special support for Anambra flood victims

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Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra Central Senatorial District for the 2023 polls, Chief Kodilichukwu Okelekwe, on Friday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to produce special support to the victims of flood disaster in Anambra State.

The candidate acknowledged the have an effect on of flood on the state was devastating, together with that it was previous what the state authorities can deal with.

Okelekwe, who spoke on the Anambra NUJ secretariat, all through the 2022 Press Week/Man of the Year Award event, often called on the federal authorities to intervene.

“One of the areas I visited was Awba-Ofemmili in Awka-North Local Government Area, and what flooding did within the neighborhood was merely heartbreaking; I solely managed to hold once more tears whereas making an attempt throughout the flooded areas.

“There are associated eventualities in several areas I visited and it is merely clear that the devastation is previous what the state authorities can take care of.

“I, therefore, beg the federal government to declare Anambra State a disaster area, and come up with a deliberate package to mitigate the disaster; politics or political party affiliation should be put aside in this matter,” Okelekwe emphasised.

Speaking on the theme of the Press week: Traditional Media and Threat of the Social Media: Implications for National Development, a former lawmaker and journalist, Hon Afam Ogene often called for right regulatory framework for administration of social media.

Other events featured all through the press week had been the arrange of Dr Adaora Umeoji, the Deputy Managing Director of the Zenith Bank Plc, as a result of the Anambra NUJ Woman of the Year, and Prof. Chinyere Okunna as a result of the matriarch of the NUJ throughout the state.

Okunna is the first female professor of Mass Communication in sub Saharan Africa.

APC senatorial candidate demands special support for Anambra flood victims

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