The member representing Bende Federal Constituency and Spokesperson, House of Representatives, Rep. Benjamin Kalu was conferred the Chieftaincy title ‘Kpakpandu Ohafia’ meaning ‘Star of Ohafia’ by the Council of Monarchs in Ohafia, on Sunday 2nd January, 2022 at Achichi Elu, Ohafia.
While conferring the title on him, the Chairman, Ohafia Council of Monarchs, Ezie. Prof. E.U.L Imaga stated that the lawmaker was being recognized for his outstanding leadership and quality representation within the last two years in the National Assembly, he commended Hon Kalu for his ability to deliver the dividends of democracy to his constituency and beyond, adding that he has not only represented Bende, but also Old Bende and Abia State at large.
They appreciated his efforts especially for attracting the Umuahia-Bende-Ohafia road adding that his efficiency in representation is indeed making the Igbo race proud.
In his response, the representative expressed gratitude to them for the honor, promising to do more. He re-emphasized that the Umuahia-Bende-Ohafia road was one he fought for to secure its approval from the Federal Executive Council as a result of the abandoned state for a long while, expressing his delight that the construction of the road has commenced. Rep. Kalu further assured them of his commitment to do more not just in Bende but for the good of Abia State.
The event had in attendance dignitaries across the state including Hon Ifeanyi Uchendu, Deputy Speaker Abia State House of Assembly, Chief Emeka Wogu, Fmr. Min. of Labour, Chief Emeka Atuma, Hon. Atu Obioma, Rev. Jemima Ola Kalu, Chief. Amobi Ogah amongst others.