- Jude Chijioke Ndukwe
Support has continued to swell for the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly and the PDP standard-bearer for Ikwuano-Umuahia Federal Constituency at the forthcoming general elections, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji FNSE as the people of Ohokobe Mbaocha Autonomous Community declared that they have adopted him as their sole candidate for the election.
The adoption was done today at the community’s open ground where the people turned out in their numbers.
After he was welcomed by the President-General, the Speaker thanked them for the warm welcome and for adopting him as their sole candidate for Ikwuano-Umuahia Federal Constituency.
As he has done in other places, he asked them to itemise three of their most pressing needs as a community and document same so it could serve as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between him and them. He also informed that the document would serve as a guide for his project planning and execution from the Federal House of Representatives. He also said he would like to be held accountable to the document by the people after four years as he is committed to their welfare.
Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji promised to deploy his experience, expertise and connections to attract critical infrastructure to the constituency.
Addressing the women, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji said he has the utmost interest of women at heart, and that was the reason he sponsored the Abia Female Rights Law which enables females inherit their late father’s properties, and also save them from oppressive practices.
Recalling his water, school, road and mini-stadium projects in different communities including youth and women empowerment, the Speaker said he embarked on the projects because of his commitment to the people and their welfare, promising that he would do even more from the National Assembly.
He also urged the people to vote for Col Austin Akobundu (rtd) for Abia Central Senatorial District and Kelechi Nwakodo for Umuahia East.
The Speaker then visited the oldest man in the community popularly known as De Ali who on sighting Rt Hon Chinedum Orji burst into songs of praise and prayed for him for success in his political endeavour.
Among those on the Speaker’s entoueage are the Coordinator for Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji Campaign Council, Alhaji Suleiman Ukandu, a former Commissioner in the state, Engr Emma Nwabuko, PDP candidate for Umuahia East Constituency, Kelechi Nwakodo.Tags: 2023 General Election, Abia Politics, Right Hon. Chinedum Orji