APGA candidate for Aba central state constituency for 2023 general election Hon. Mathew U. Okorie is concerned about illegal extortion and maltreating of Aba Central youth and Citizens by the law enforcement agencies and landlords which has caused so much pain on them. Ranging from abuse, lost of money and properties, ill treatment and much more. According to him, he believed that everyone supposed to have a legal right irrespective of your social status. He recalled a case where a Keke man has to lost his tricycle to defunct SARS due to fear of illegal label of criminal or yahoo boy. He therefore assured Aba central that he will provide legal aid to them once elected to serve in the state house of Assembly comes 2023.
His statement reads in part: I will provide legal aid for the protection of the right of my constituents.
Why I said that is because I have seen that in many cases my people don’t actually know their legal rights in the society and that is why it looks as if the system is not that favourable to them.
In light of the above, I made it as one of my duty if I win to see that I provide free legal aid, educating them on their rights as citizens and quick accessible link anytime and day.
I believe in my course of providing legal aid to them, it will go a long way in saving costs to them, helping them not to be victims of police brutality, illegal payment of taxes forcefully, signing of business contracts, and as well save them from landlord trait and illegal tenancy agreement which is so common nowadays.
There was a time I had a case of someone who the SARS people forcefully took away his keke from him and because of fear, he couldn’t go for it to avoid them tagging him as a kidnapper and that is how the guy lost his keke.
These are one of the things that my legal aid will provide for them. Fighting such intimidation and injustice to the core Which the current legislator is not doing.
I promise them that once I take over, it will be a story of the old to the people of aba central constituents. A new dawn is what I am coming with. We must change the old narrative.