Posted by News Express | 19 January 2021 | 478 times
The member representing Ogbaru Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Chukwuka Wilfred Onyema, has said that every serious and sincere politician should seek to emulate exemplary politicians like Mr. Peter Obi.
He was speaking at the townhall meeting organised for interaction with his constituents, during which he gave out cash and relief materials to them, including bags of rice, cartons of noodles and other food items.
Addressing the constituents, Onyema said the Townhall Meeting was necessitated by the need to have a community interaction with the constituents, which will enable him understand their needs more and be able to represent them better.
In his speech during the Eucharistic Celebration that preceded the event, the Parish Priest of St Charles Lwanga Catholic Church, New Haven, Okpoko, Rev Fr Theophilus Odukwe, praised Obi, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 elections, who he said left behind so many legacy projects in Anambra State as the Governor.
Fr Odukwe praised Obi for the many school projects and network of roads that he constructed in Ogbaru when he was the Governor of the State adding that Obi single-handedly constructed Obodoukwu road, Ede road and many other roads in Ogbaru. He lamented that the present State Government has neglected the roads which have now dilapidated.
“Whenever it rains, most of these roads become unmotorable. Only tricycles ply the road during the rainy season because of how bad the roads are. I have even, through an application to the state government, asked to be allowed to reconstruct the roads myself. We are still waiting for the approval,” Fr Odukwe lamented.
In his response, Obi appreciated Onyema for making out time to have a community interaction with his constituents. He said it was a sign of good governance and proper political representation in office. He equally appreciated Fr Odukwe for his zeal and dedication to community development.
Obi called on the people to continue to pray for those in power, that they may use public funds to develop society.
“If anyone tells you that Nigeria is getting better, then the person is lying to you. Our country is going from bad to worse, due to the greed and selfishness of our leaders that have refused to put public funds into judicious use. If Nigerian leaders can use public funds well to work for the people, our nation will soar in greatness,” Obi said.
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