You Have Brought Peace And A Sense Of Direction To Ikwuano Politics— Ikwuano Development Union Laud Rep. Onuigbo

By Ikenga Chronicles September 23, 2019

You Have Brought Peace And A Sense Of Direction To Ikwuano Politics— Ikwuano Development Union Laud Rep. Onuigbo

The leadership of the Ikwuano Development Union (IDU), Abuja branch, on Monday, September 23, 2019, paid a courtesy visit to the member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North/South federal constituency, Rep. Sam Onuigbo, at the House of Representatives complex, Abuja.

Speaking during the visit, the President of the union, Comrade Damian Mgbaramuko, commended Rep. Onuigbo for all he has been doing for the people of Ikwuano, especially the attraction of the contract for the reconstruction of the Umuahia-Ikwuano-Ikot Ekpene federal road. Comrade Mgbaramuko who pointed out that Rep. Onuigbo has always reached out to the IDU to seek their opinion in whatever he is doing, and discuss possible challenges, said it was apt that the union came to commend him and congratulate him on his victory at the polls and the Election Petition Tribunal.

In their separate speeches, patrons of the union, Mr. John Chinasa, Elder Bright Oriaku, and Chief Mark Okezie, commended Rep. Onuigbo for bringing a burst of fresh air to politics in Ikwuano with his people-oriented projects and for being a different type of politician. They called the honourable member a jinx breaker who was able to break the cycle of one-term representation through his dogged determination and developmental strides that endeared him to the people. They pledged the total support of Ikwuano people to him, in all of his future endeavours.

Speaking, Vice President of the union, Mazi Ken Ikeokwu Mbagwu, stated that since Rep. Onuigbo joined politics, Ikwuano has had relative peace and focus politically. He said that it is clear that those following in his footsteps will bring so much more to Ikwuano because Rep. Onuigbo is raising an empowered and bolder crop of Ikwuano leaders. He commended the honourable member for being more interested in impacting lives than personal gains, and promised him that Ikwuano people are completely behind him.

Earlier, His Royal Highness, Eze J.I Nwagbara, the Eze Udo 1 of Lugbe, thanked Rep. Onuigbo for attracting the contract for the reconstruction of the Umuahia-Ikwuano-Ikot Ekpene federal road. He advised that after the construction of the road, the honourable member should identify specific landmark projects for each of the four clans of Ikwuano and carry them out for the benefit of the people.

Responding, Rep. Sam Onuigbo thanked God for his re-election and victory at the tribunal. He pointed out that the primary election that gave him the ticket to contest under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) was a very tough one, but God heard the prayers of Ikwuano people, despite all the challenges.

Rep. Onuigbo who reiterated that material things do not move him, stated that what moves him is the desire to do something that will affect the majority of the people positively, hence his giant strides.

He urged IDU Abuja to take its proper place in the scheme of things and assert its position as the legitimate IDU that runs democratically and does things that impact positively on Ikwuano. He advised them to write the Minister of Works and Housing, His Excellency Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, thanking him for working assiduously to ensure that the Umuahia-Ikwuano-Ikot Ekpene federal road was awarded, and plead with him to ensure that the contractor has all he needs to deliver according to the mandate of the job. He explained that it took him three years of sustained efforts to get the road awarded.

The honourable member condemned in totality all the negative things written by Ikwuano people about the award of the road and pointed out that this was how the Local Government Area lost the chance of being two LGAs.

Onuigbo who reminded them that he is a core community development-oriented person, assured them that he will continue to work for the good of the people. He promised to do a lot more to touch the lives of his constituents as that, to him, is the essence of representation.