Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has advised winners of Chairmanship seats in yesterday’s Enugu State local government council elections to see their service at the grassroots as an opportunity to make or mar their political careers.
He gave himself as an example, noting that he equally started off on his political journey as a Council Chairman.
“Nobody expects you to build flyovers or to shoulder the responsibilities of the State Government and Federal Government. Just keep it simple and be sincere and accessible to the people.
“Address their basic needs – primary education, security at your level, basic rural infrastructure and in fact primary needs of the communities.
“Luckily for you, we have a rural-centric governor in Enugu State, who is not leaving no stone unturned to touch the lives of the rural communities. It is up to you to effectively augment his efforts and the people will be happy with you”, he said.
The longest serving Enugu Senator was voted the best Council Chairman in Enugu State in 1997.