Senator representing Abia-North, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has been assured of victory in his re-election bid by the electorate of Isuochi in Umunneochi Local Government Area.
The people said the lawmaker, having pursued legislative actions in their interest and erected numerous critical infrastructure in their council areas, his re-election on February 25 would be seamless and hassle free as they would vote massively for the Senate Chief Whip.
Hundreds of elated constituents gave their words of supper to Kalu when he visited to consult with them on his ongoing ward-to-ward tour. Community stakeholders comprising President Generals, political organizations, elders, youth groups who spoke on behalf of the people at all the wards visited endorsed Kalu’s re-election bid.
Kalu was warmly received at Umuaku Ward 1, Umuaku Ward 2,Mbala / Achara ward,Amuda ward, Mbato ward, Uhuologhu/Umudim/Agulato, Ezingodo ward, Obinolu/Obiagu/Lomara ward and Amorie ward.
During an engagement at Umuaku Ward 1, where Kalu first arrived, Umunneochi Reality Organisation Chairman, Eke Chukwujekwu, represented by Uche Sunday appreciated the Senate Chief Whip for renovating the formerly dilapidated classroom block at Umuaku Central School.
President General of Umuobasi Development Union, Mr. I. K Ogbuefi lauded Kalu for the projects he has done for hem describing the lawmaker as a gift to the people. He cited the construction of the Umuaku road and provision and installation of solar street lights in select communities in Umunneochi which he said has assisted in tackling insecurity and boosting economic activities in the area.
Prime Minister of the ward, Ichie Oluchukwu Ohama, assured Kalu that his victory in the entire wards of Isuochi will be massive urging the senator to relax as he goes about his re-electioneering activity.
President General of Isi- obinolu community, Chief Bishop Egbim said Kalu has shown beyond reasonable doubt his capacity to do more if re-elected.
At Uhuologhu, its president general, Donatus Offor who spoke of Kalu’s impacts in the area of empowerment, recalled how the lawmaker gave out sewing machines and farm implements to constituents assuring the senator’s return bid was a done deal.
Prime Minister for Mbala/Achara Ward Ichie Oluchukwu Ohama disclosed the adoption of Kalu as the sole candidate for Isuochi wards thanking him for infrastructures expedited in their respective wards. He however made an appeal for the construction of the broken down Mmami Bridge which connects them to Orji River in Enugu State.
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Umunneochi Chairman OUK Movement, Offor Basil reiterated the resolve of the entire wards to ensure that Kalu emerged victorious. He revealed that independent campaign groups have since been formed and commenced intensive awareness on the need to reelect Kalu.
At the home of prominent community stakeholder, Chief Etomchukwu Alaekwe where Kalu and his team members where hosted alongside community leaders , the Senate Chief Whip appreciated the people for their pledges to work for his re-election.
Kalu spoke of his intention to do more when he returns to the senate. “God in his mercy brings leaders of his choice. My return to the Senate is for the interest of the community, they need me more because of what I can do. I am a special Senator and I am a very successful businessman.”
Kalu said that immediate action would be taken to reconstruct the Mmami Bridge and he asked the constituents of Amuda Ward to liaise with its Chairman and mention two most important roads they want to be constructed. The Senate Chief Whip also announced the supply of Cassava milling machines to rural farmers within the next two weeks.
“In every ward we have at least 4-5 kilometers of road going on. God made me his working tool. Igbos have a role to play in unity , we should play more roles in uniting Nigerians. Apart from building more infrastructures ,I’ll make a policy for widows, youths and men to thrive better in their economic activities,” he said.