House Of Representatives Is Not For The Deaf And Dumb—Pastor Uchegbu

By Ikenga Chronicles February 13, 2019

House Of Representatives Is Not For The Deaf And Dumb—Pastor Uchegbu

A former councillor of Afaraukwu Ward, Pastor Ugochukwu Uche has stated that the House of Representatives is not a place where those who cannot effectively express themselves in Nigeria’s official language—English— should aspire for. 

Pastor Ugochukwu stated this during a townhall meeting of the Okwulaga Afaraukwu people, with the member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North/South federal constituency, Rep. Sam Onuigbo, on Tuesday, February 12,2019, at Orie Ogwu Afaraukwu.

Pastor Uchegbu who said that Rep. Onuigbo’s visit shows he has a lot of respect for the people of Afaraukwu pointed out that the people of Ikwuano/Umuahia North/South federal constituency in their wisdom have realized that the constituency has always been shortchanged because it has never had a ranking member at the House, hence their unanimous decision to vote massively for Rep. Onuigbo, so that he can attain a ranking status, and thus be able to attract more things to the constituency. 

The former councillor went further to clarify that the choice of Sam Onuigbo was not hinged only on the need for him to attain a ranking status, but was in recognition of his unprecedented track record of attracting people-impacting projects to the constituency.

He described the House of Representatives as a place where articulate and learned people alone can flourish hence the constituency cannot send the deaf and dumb who cannot eloquently express themselves there.Sending such people, Pastor Uchegbu emphasized will only be tantamount to the constituency shortchanging itself.

While addressing the huge crowd, Rep. Onuigbo stated that Okwulaga Afaraukwu has always been PDP. He said they voted massively for him in 2015 hence he came to thank them. 

Rep. Onuigbo informed the people that he and his team had liaised with stakeholders and found out that there is a dire need for a Health Centre at Okwualaga and promised that once re-elected, he would articulate all the needs of the people, so that as many as possible can be handled.

He used the opportunity to enumerate the things he achieved in his three and half years at the House of Representatives, and echoed Pastor Uchegbu’s position that the Green Chamber is not for the deaf and dumb, rather it is for people who are eloquent and can properly articulate ideas that will help the people positively. 

Rep. Onuigbo also used the occasion to educate the people on how to vote and handle their ballot papers.