Constituents scores Abia Reps high



Constituents scores Abia Reps high

Political stakeholders in Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency of Abia have expressed satisfaction with the performance of their representative, Rep. Ibe Osonwa, in his one year in office.

The people spoke in separate interviews with newsmen during a stakeholders meeting organised by the lawmaker in Ohafia on Thursday.

The community leaders, comprising lawyers, community leaders, technocrats, youths and women leaders, were unanimous in their verdict on the lawmaker’s account of stewardship for one year.

They described him as “the best legislator” ever produced in the constituency, saying that he had given the constituency a good voice in the National Assembly.

Legal luminary, Chief Etigwe Uwa (SAN), said: “It is appropriate and our duty to assess our elected representatives at all levels.

“The assessment must, however, be constructive rather than destructive.

“Hon. Ibe Okwara has been at the forefront of restoring electricity to Ohafia.

“That is so important. Without power, businesses and families will not be as productive as they can.”

Uwa, however, said that membership of the parliament should not be judged by the distribution of palliative and money.

According to him, the duty of a legislator is law making and given the bills sponsored or co-sponsored by our representative, he has not done badly at all.“

Also, the Convener of a famous think tank, Abia Infrastructure Mandate, Dr Odo Ijere, said that Osonwa “has been upwardly, passionate and zealous in his representation”.

“He appears very prepared for the job of people’s representation.

“He has so far carried on his job with panache, a good knowledge of what the people want and the effrontry required to thread on toes to get the job done.

“So far, I will say kudos to his great efforts and I’m also wishing him well in his political journey.”

Another political chieftain in the area, Surv. Bulus, commended the lawmaker for sponsoring quality bills.

Bulus described Osonwa’s performance as excellent, saying: “Rep. Osonwa has done well in his first year in office.

“He has performed excellently in his core mandate of law making, sponsoring bills and moving motions,” he said.

A cleric from Ndi Ibe Ohafia, Rev. Nkechi Garrison, said that the lawmaker “has a bright and promising plan and purpose for the constituency.

“Firstly, I will congratulate him for his move and effort concerning the restoration of electricity in Ohafia and other neighbouring villages.

“Ohafia has been in total darkness for the past five years and we are believing God that through Hon. Osonwa, Ohafia will be totally liberated and businesses will begin to thrive again,” Garrison said.

A student leader from Okon Ohafia, Owen Idika, described the lawmaker as “the best lawmaker in the history of the constituency.

“Okwara Osonwa is the best representative Aro/Ohafia has ever had. God bless that man for me.”

A woman leader, Mrs Ogbonna Olua, said the lawmaker had started well, adding that “his good work in the House was visible”.

A community leader in Arochukwu, Chief Nnanna Okoro, described Osonwa’s performance as excellent.

Okoro said that the lawmaker had done well through his bills, motions and petitions.