Anambra lawmaker empowers constituents with 26 vehicles, 90 bags of rice
Barely six months in office as a lawmaker representing Anambra East/West Federal Constituency at the Green Chamber of the National Assembly Abuja, Hon. Chinedu Benjamin Obidigwe has presented 26 brand new vehicles and 90 bags of rice to some members of his constituency.
The vehicles – 10 Serena cars and 16 mini-bus – popularly know as shuttle were presented over the weekend in Otuacha stadium, in Anambra East Local Government Area of the state to the beneficiaries under the first phase of the lawmaker’s Constituency Support Scheme.
Obidigwe who brief journalists shortly after the presentation said the twenty-six brand new vehicles presented to his constituents in the first phase of the empowerment programme was designed to empower beneficiaries to start taxi business with Uber and Taxify.
He said the beneficiaries of the first phase of the programme across the wards that build up the constituency emerged through a thorough selection process
According to him, the empowerment was a redemption of his electoral promise to make an impact on the lives of members of his constituency despite being a first timer in the House of Representative.
He noted that leadership was about making Godly impacts on the lives of the people, saying the programme was a way of giving back to his constituents and connecting with them at any giving time.
He said what I am doing today is what I have always done to make the people of this constituency happy in respective of political affiliation, even before I was elected as a Federal lawmaker.
“So, I am happy seeing how happy the beneficiaries are feeling the impact of democracy under my watch” he added.
The lawmaker said he would continue to serve the people to justify the mandate given to him to represent them in Abuja.
He advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the vehicles for the upliftment of their lives and those of their family members.
He equally appeals to those who missed out in the programme to exercise patience as they could still benefit from his subsequent ones.
Obidigwe, use the occasion to enjoined his supporters to be faithful to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), as the party was committed to delivering the dividends of democracy to not only in Anambra state but to the entire Southeast geopolitical zone.
On the forthcoming 2021 governorship election in the state, the lawmaker urged members of the party to begin mobilization ahead of time.
One of the beneficiaries of the scheme, Mr Nnamdi Okeli, thanked the lawmaker for the vehicle, saying the lawmaker had demonstrated true leadership with his kind gesture.
He said he was overwhelmed by the vehicle empowerment and promised to put it into good use for the sake of others.
“I thank him for this demonstration of service to the people and I pray God should continue to guide him to do more,” he said.
A community leader, Chief Alex Onunkwue, described the representation of Hon. Obidigwe, as the best so far since the inception of democracy and urged the lawmaker to continue with the good work.
“I want to commend Hon. Obidigwe for this great initiative and I want to express my appreciation and assure him that the people of Anambra East/West constituency are behind him,” Mr Peter, Aguleri youth leader, testify.
He also urged those who did not benefit at the programme not to feel bad as the lawmaker had promised to reach out to more people in a subsequent outing.
Top government functionaries who attended the event include; APGA National Chairman, Chief Victor Oye, NASS member, representing Oyi/Ayemelum Federal Constituency, Hon. Vincent, the Traditional Ruler of Umueri, Igwe Ben Emeka, among others.