Nnaya Eziyi, Umuahia
Once again, the member representing Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon Uko Nkole has claimed to attract the ongoing rehabilitation of Umuahia-Bende-Arochukwu Road.
Since the commencement of the project, there has been claims and counter claims between him and Senator Mao Ohuabunwa (Abia North Senatorial District) over who attracted it.
Nkole disclosed this while speaking to our correspondent after the flag-off ceremony of the construction of a rural road which he attracted in Amangwu Ohafia in Ohafia Local Government Area.
He called on those who were still in doubt of his claim to contact the Federal Ministry of Works or go through the proceedings of the House of Representatives on the matter for further clarifications.
It could be recalled that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker had during his 2015 electioneering campaign said ” the road is a disgrace to my people in particular and the nation at large.”
Stating that he has executed about 50 projects across the constituency, he added that he has also delivered on his campaign promises on education, health, youth empowerment and human capital development.
During the ceremony, the Deputy Chief of Staff to Abia State Governor, Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai had insisted that the essence of being in government is essentially to provide the needs of the people.
The deputy chief of staff, who commended Nkole for attracting the project, pointed out the need for those in positions of authority to use them to better the lives of their people and the society In general.
Earlier in his address of welcome, the President-General, Amangwu Ohafia Development Union, Chief Olugu Kalu Ugba, said the project, when completed would contribute to the development of the community.
Latter at a stakeholders meeting, members of the area’s chapter of the party, following a motion moved by Barrister Udoh Uduma which was seconded by Prince Ndubuisi Onugu, adopted Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and Nkole for second terms in office in 2019.