The Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly and the PDP flagbearer for Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji MNSE has fulfilled the promise of a transformer he made to the people of Umuizu Okwulaga Afaraukwu Community, Umuahia North LGA.
The Speaker who made the promise during an event organised by women of the community on the 12th of November, 2022, where the leaders approached and appealed to him to help them change the transformer that supplied light to Umuizu Okwulaga but which had broken down irreparably thereby throwing the entire area into darkness.
Moved by their plight, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji who had vowed that no community covered by his constituency would be left in darkness, there and then promised that he would replace the broken transformer for the people in no distant time.
Today, the Speaker made good his promise as a 500KVA transformer was delivered and installed for the people of Umuizu Okwulaga Afaraukwu.
The Speaker’s gesture threw the entire community into jubilation and had many of the people publicly displaying their joy as they danced and hugged one another in ecstasy.
Reacting, leaders of the community including the President General of Afaraukwu, Chief Ugwumba Oriaku, the President General of Okwulaga Afaraukwu, Chief Levi Ogbonna, a foremost women leader of the community, Chief Mrs Love Ezebuiro, the PDP flagbearer for Umuahia Central State Constituency, Pastor Ugochukwu Uchegbu among others thanked the Speaker for his genuine commitment to the people’s welfare and for exhibiting practical leadership that positively impact the people.
They all promised to support him and ensure that they mobilise massively for him at the 2023 Federal House of Representatives election and ensure he wins with a landslide.
On his part, the Councillor representing Ward 5 at the Umuahia North Legislative Council and an indigene of Okwulaga, Hon Andrew Donatus Uwaga described the Speaker as a leader with exceptional qualities who deserves all the support he can get to make him achieve his ambition of representing the people of Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency. He further said that the Speaker is a leader whose political rise will always benefit the people and promised that he would mobilise resources and join hands with others to ensure the Speaker wins at the forthcoming election.
In her own remarks, the President of Okwulaga Afaraukwu Development Union (Women’s Wing) Mrs Adaugo Melody Uche recalled with gladness that the event which the women organised under her leadership on the 12th of November has yielded such a great fruit. She hailed the Speaker as one who makes promises and fulfills them as he has also fulfilled the handsome monetary promise he made to them at the event, saying that the women of Okwulaga in particular and the people in general have adopted the Speaker as their sole candidate for Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency and for whom all their votes will be cast on the day of election.
The transformer donated to the people of Umuizu Okwulaga Community is one in a long list of transformers so far donated to communities by Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji since 2015 till date, and still counting, as part of his Direct Touch Initiative.