Nnaya Eziyi, Umuahia
Deputy leader, Ohafia Legislative Council, Hon Kalu Nwoke, has asked Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to consider a water scheme as his one-ward-one-project programme for Ohafor Ward 1 in Ohafia Local Government Area.
Nwoke stated his while speaking to our correspondent on the sidelines of a grand civic reception organized by Nde Ohafia for Ikpeazu in Elu Ohafia in the area.
“This is one challenge that has for years been starring the people in the face. So this is why I am appealing to him to consider it a matter of utmost importance to the ward,” said the leader.
He expressed worry that the ward, which is made up of Asaga Ohafia community, had been experiencing perennial water scarcity for decades now without end of the challenge in sight. Nwoke, who is the councillor representing Ohafor Ward 1 in the area council, lamented that if the situation was left unchecked, the scarcity would become unbearable for them.
He congratulated the governor for the conferment of the chieftaincy title of Nwanne di na mba by traditional rulers of Ohafia on him, describing him as worthy son of the people.
“Despite his challenges, especially the legal hurdles he encountered and the scarce resources available to him, he has been able to deliver on his election campaign promises,” he added.
He threw his weight behind the governor’s re-election bid in 2019, adding that if he succeeds, it would afford him the opportunity to consolidate on his existing achievements in the office. Commending the people for the successful hosting of the ceremony, the deputy leader stressed that they most work together to ensure victory for the party in the election.