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July 28, 2006

Attorney Mike Ozulumba: Another Bostonian Declares for Nigerian House of Representatives

by Emenike Anigbogu, Esq. (Boston, Massachussettes) --- As the news making rounds Michael Mike Ozulumbain Boston and USA regarding Chief Victor Okoye’s announcement that he is running for the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2007, another formidable Nigerian-American businessman and legal stalwart, Atty./Barr. Mike Ozulumba recently announced his readiness, and, in fact, has launched his campaign for the coveted seat of the Federal House of Representatives, IHIALA Federal Constituency in Anambra State for the same 2007 general elections.

On a recent trip to Nigeria, Chief Ozulumba (Aguoha 1 of Okija) was unanimously endorsed by his Ward4 Constituency at Okija and, also, at Ihiala, the Federal Constituency headquarters, to seek the office of the Constituency’s Federal House of Representative on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

Speaking to party faithfuls Michael Mike Ozulumbaduring a reception organized in his honor, Barr. Ozulumba lamented the deplorable condition of his Federal Constituency. He condemned the clear absence of federal presence in his area, and also described the degradation of some vital infrastructural facilities as “unacceptable”. Barr. Ozulumba anchored his intention to seek the position on the clear and immediate need to improve his people’s living condition by working harder to get the Governments at all levels to partner with private sectors, communities in job creations, good HealthCare delivery services, Education improvement, Crime Control and Electricity Power stabilization.

Attempting to allay the fears expressed by members of his constituency regarding the shoddy methods used by some political leaders to select candidates for elections, Barrister Ozulumba informed his Constituency that the era of backdoor selection of inept leaders by a few men in the town is over. He tasked his people to vote individuals that have tested experience and the strength to deliver on their elected jobs. According to Attorney Ozulumba, the National Assembly is a place where deft political maneuvering and horse-trading is the order of the day. “You must send a hard-bargainer and not a coward who trade in street violence and political abduction instead of intelligent engagement of his peers and contemporaries” warned Barr. Mike Ozulumba.

Taking the lion headlong, Barr. Ozulumba lamented the dangerous political precedence set by the present occupier of the office he is seeking. He condemned the “notoriety, shame and disgrace” the current incumbent, the infamous Chuma Nzeribe, has brought on the constituency. He mentioned the Okija shrine saga of 2004, the abduction of former Gov. Chris Ngige and other less-Honorable things that the legislator engaged his energy while he abandoned issues that would have positive impact for the people of his constituency.

At Ihiala, the Federal Constituency Headquarters and also the den of “lion” Chuma Nzeribe, Barr. Ozulumba roared loud and clear into the face of the lion when he visited the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) party office in Ihiala. He donated Party Office to the various Wards of the Party in Okija. He paid for a Party Headquarters Office at Ihiala. Barrister Ozulumba is expected to make his first public formal announcement of his Political intention at the Okija USA Convention scheduled to hold in New York/New Jersey on Saturday, 29th July, 2006.

The President of Okija USA Inc., Dr Leo Egbujiobi, has expressed pride and joy when he heard the news that Barr. Ozulumba will be using this years annual Convention to formally announce his political ambition in the Nigeria’s upcoming election.

Barr. Ozulumba bags intimidating credentials both in business, legal world and public service. It was initially expected that he would seek the office of the Governorship candidate of his party, but a source close to him stated that he shelved that plan because his dogged determination of seeing an APGA government in Awka has been realized, at last, through the judgment the Electoral Court that retuned Governor Obi as the rightful winner of 2003 gubernatorial election in the state. However, the journey of a thousand mile starts off with one step at a time.

Speaking to Rising Sun, the Boston’s Authentic Voice of Ndigbo, attorney Ozulumba expressed his excitement to serve his closest constituency. Asked if he would one day seek a higher office, he responded by stating that “the result of his effective representation of his people will speak for itself and will definitely dictate the course of his political future”.

There are fears that the campaign may be rough and tough given to the propensities of the current incumbent, Chuma Nzeribe, who is expected to seek re-election through his party, PDP, but Barr. Ozulumba shrugged off those fears by stating that: “hard work and destiny shall always prevail regardless of bumps along the way in one’s life”.

********BACKGROUND/PROFILE**********

Barrister Mike Ozulumba hails from Okija in Anambra State. He came to United States in 1984. Bagged BSC Degree in Criminal Justice and Government from Suffolk University in 1987. Completed a 4 year College course in 2 ½ years! Enrolled at the New England School of Law, Boston. Obtained his Juris Doctor Degree in 1990. Started his Private Law Practice in 1993. Married with Children. Set up a Publishing Outfit. Published NIGERIAN SPIRIT Newsletter, Voracious Writer and Contributor to National Events (See his several Articles in Nigeriaworld.com) Former Gen Sec. and Vice President, Nigeria American Multi Service Association, NAMSA, Former President Okija Solidarity Association, BOSTON. Current PRO/ADVISER, Igbo Organization of New England , BOSTON, Current PRO, Prestige Social Club, BOSTON, Executive Director and Board member to various companies and Associations. Real Estate Investment Holdings in Nigeria and USA, Owner of famous Spartan Studios>ABUJA and AWKA: A Music/Movies Production and Editing Studios, Executive Producer of Various Nigeria Movies including current hit Movie “DESTINY’S PRIDE”, Owns SPARTAN –TEK Autocycle Brand Brake Pads and sprocket Parts, used extensively in Popular Nigeria Passenger Motorcycles. SPARTAN MOTORS, Ikeja Lagos, 2004 Bachelor of Laws Degree, NIGERIA LAW SCHOOL, ABUJA, Former Gen Sec. APGA, Boston. Senior Correspondent, RISING SUN Newsletter etc. Barr. Ozulumba is a recipient of several Awards including Role Model of the Year Award by the Okija Students Association, OKIJA. WHO IS WHO in American Business, American Bar Association Member, Nigeria Bar Association Member, Okija Town Union, ABUJA, Member, Okija USA member, etc
INTERESTS: MUSIC, DANCING, SPORTS AND WRITING.

Posted by Administrator at July 28, 2006 12:12 PM

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