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Nigerian Lawyer Sharon Ikeazor Begs People Of Anambra Living Abroad To Return Home & Rebuild State

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January 22, 2016 – Nigerian Lawyer Sharon Ikeazor Begs People Of Anambra Living Abroad To Return Home & Rebuild State

Barrister Sharon Ikeazor pleads with the people of Anambra living abroad to return home to help build the state.

ASPIRING SENATORIAL candidate, Barrister Sharon Ikeazor has made an appeal to members of the Diaspora to come home.

Barrister Ikeazor, nominated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) screening committee to fly the party’s flag in the rerun elections for Anambra Central, because of her “integrity, loyalty, perseverance and consistency to the emergence of the party,” made a recent appeal to the people of Anambra living abroad to “come home to build” the state.

Speaking to APC UK, a day before the decision was made to dismiss a former PDP candidate; Mrs Uche Ekwunife from contesting on the party’s platform, Barrister Sharon said the Diasporas would be the backbone of Anambra.

Sharon Ikeazor

“We definitely need them to come back but a lot of Nigerians in the Diaspora are afraid of coming back home because of the insecurity, she expressed. “Most of the work I am going to be doing, I will be liaising with those in the Diaspora. I have the intention of making sure that we create space for them to come back in.”

However she said things the state had to put into order. “We would need those bright minds out there,” she enthused: “but it is for them to come back to a conducive environment. We need to make Anambra work for them, because they have lived in a developed world, where things work.”

The Barrister who was called to the Bar in 1985 has often spoken about her passion for a better Nigeria and better opportunities for women. She argued that Nigeria would be a better country if more women took an active role in politics.

“Women can multi-task and there is nothing they cannot do. When you get it right with women, you get the whole society right so I believe in empowering women, which is why I have been building the capacity of women.”

She continued:

“Politics for women, should go beyond going to rallies, wearing aso-ebi and clapping and dancing.
“Women should come in and run for party positions, side by side with the men and add to the development of their party and their country,” she further said.

Dispelling the old rumour that President Buhari was against women, Barrister Sharon said, “Buhari does not judge any one by their gender or their religion. He only judges you by your ability to do the work. I worked effectively with him irrespective of the fact that I was a woman.

“President Buhari is more of my mentor than my boss. I look up to him a lot.”

Having also become a mentor to several women, daughter of the late Chimeizie Ikeazor (SAN) of Obosi, Anambra State believes there would be an increase in the numbers of women councillors after this year’s council election.

“We have to build the future leadership and I believe Nigeria would do better if we include women in the strata of governance and leadership of this country.”

Thanks,
Adenike

Adenike Lucas,
Press Secretary
All Progressives Congress – UK Chapter

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. sola olaniyi

    January 22, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    ok.

  2. RAPO

    January 22, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    So that your brothers can KIDNAP THEM!!!!!

  3. Tee

    January 22, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    She appears to have good intention, but then there is no incentive in place to encourage people in diaspora to want to take the plunge. Most people having been abroad for over a decade are homesick, but lack of support and mainly funding hampers any move to return, For instance there should be provisions in the legislation that gives returnees some waiver in import duty for clearing their belongings from the port,Zimbabwe has such policy that people who have been abroad for more than 5 years can bring there belongings and no custom charges are payable this will go along way to helping people make the move, imagine a family of 5 returning obviously they can’t come empty handed. if she can use her influence to garner support for such policy that will be a big step in the right direction to achieving her stated gaol.

    • Tee

      January 22, 2016 at 3:27 PM

      typo…goal

  4. xty

    January 22, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    they can’t come home bcos going back will be a problem

  5. JIDE

    January 22, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Sharon Ekeazor is by far a better candidate and more reliable, trustworthy than Uche Ekwunife, Senator Ekwunife has many political sumersult on her mind as much as she changes her dress and that’s an unfortunate attribute least expected from a woman of her status. There must be a standard and decency a woman should always exhibit and adhere to, even in politics. I couldn’t just imagine how Ekwunife continues to shift from one political pole to several pillars, back and forth with her loyal admirers and she thinks they do not have the conscience and decency of mind to call an end to political prostitution someday. Anyway; Wish you well Sharon Ekeazor (Senator In-waiting) and God bless.

  6. JIDE

    January 22, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Sharon Ekeazor is by far a better candidate and more reliable, trustworthy than Uche Ekwunife, Senator Ekwunife has many political sumersult on her mind as much as she changes her dress and that’s an unfortunate attribute least expected from a woman of her status. There must be a standard and decency a woman should always exhibit and adhere to, even in politics. I couldn’t just imagine how Ekwunife continues to shift from one political pole to several pillars, back and forth with her loyal admirers and she thinks they do not have the conscience and decency of mind to call an end to political prostitution someday. Anyway; Wish you well Sharon Ekeazor (Senator In-waiting) and God bless.

  7. Danti

    January 22, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Se with their hard-earned money or with their hands? Simply,you are not serious!

  8. Amazon

    January 22, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    She’s right, those people abroad should come back & develop their States than wasting the money abroad

  9. Omokehinde

    January 23, 2016 at 2:13 AM

    Honestly, I’m very proud of barrister Sharon Ikeazor for her accomplishment to be the APC senatorial candidate for Anambra state. We need more Nigerians of great integrity and good characters to replaced those looters and criminals in both legislative chambers in Abuja and in our various states assemblies. I totally agreed with this great woman that Nigerian people living abroad should be part and parcel of the development and economy growth of their various states and the nation at large. But we can not convince them to come and invest their life saving and labor of many years in a state or nation battling with insecurity due to Boko Haram, kidnapping, armed robbery, and ritual killings. The first step to economy growth and development of any state and nation is security of lives and properties of all the residents and visitors. Anambra state governor should work harder in ensuring that there is adequate security for all residents of the state before her citizens can abandon U.S, Asia, and Europe to invest their lifetime savings in that state. Constant electricity supply, well equipped hospitals, good roads and bridges, and basic infrastructures should be priority of federal and state government in order attract foreign investors. I urge the good people of great state of Anambra to support the candidacy of barrister Sharon Ikeazor in the upcoming senate election. I’m wishing the barrister election success at the polling booths.

  10. Divine favour

    January 23, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    Aku ruo ulo amara onye patara ya come back home oo abeg

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