AVM CHINWENDU ONYIKE INTERFACES WITH ISUIKWUATO LABOUR PARTY STAKEHOLDERS

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TOWN HALL MEETING WITH AIR VICE MARSHAL CHINWENDU ONYIKE fdc (RTD), MAYOR ISUIKWUATO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA.

As a penetration strategy by the Mayor to reach out to the grassroot, the first phase of a planned tour of the ten wards in Isuikwuato LGA – tagged (MEET & GREET) commenced Saturday 11th, May 2024 with Ward 4 at Mayor’s country home, Umuajala Umuebereja Eluama.

It was a gathering of who is who in Ward 4 and party leadership in Isuikwuato. Notable personalities in attendance includes, Hon. Harrison Onuke, Labour Party Chairman Isuikwuato & Board member ASUBEB, Barr. Ikechukwu Uwanna, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Abia State, Hon. Uche Gabaolu, Councilor representing Ward 4, Hon. Ikechukwu Adiele Ward 4 Chairman, Chief (Engr), Chinwuba Onyike, Engr. Henry Umahi, Mr. Onyebuchi Nnanna, Ward 4 Excos and stakeholders amongst others.

In his opening remarks, the Anchor man, Chief Sunny Whyte Ndukuba, SA Political Affairs to the Mayor said the idea behind the town hall meeting was to create an opportunity for the Mayor to have a one on one interaction with his people at the grassroot to feel their pulse and to know how best to serve them.

Air Vice Marshal Chinwendu Onyike fdc (Rtd) while addressing the crowd expressed his happiness receiving them all in his house. He said he has been very desierious of meeting with his people since the very day he was sworn into the office. He reiterated the need to interact and to feel the purse of each other.

According to him, the Labour Party during electioneering campaign promised to deliver dividends of democracy to the grassroot and true to that, HE Dr. Alex Chioma Otti, OFR Executive Governor of Abia State has been doing so since he assumed the leadership position in Abia State.

He sighted the flag off of Nunya/Eluama/Ogboro as well as Uzuakoli/Akara/Bende roads as practical examples of the Governor’s love for Ndi Isuikwuato. He advised the people to continually give their total support to the Governor and the Labour Party as there are many more goodies in the offine coming their way.

Barr. Ikechukwu Uwanna, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Abia State, an illustrious son of Ward 4, said HE Dr Alex Chioma Otti, OFR Executive Governor of Abia State, the action and hard working Governor is very much in love with the good people of Isuikwuato. According to him the Governor has made a lot of improvement in the areas of Security, road and infrastructural developments within his short stay in office.

He told the crowd that he is aware the governor is working extremely hard to deliver more dividends of democracy and in the next few weeks they will feel the impacts.

He informed those that has been very supportive to HE Dr. Alex Chioma Otti, OFR since 2014, they’re not forgotten and that very soon they will all feel the impacts of his good governance.

The Attorney General also commended the Mayor, saying he is very proud of him and his strategic approach to leadership and administration, and that very soon also Isuikwuato people will feel the impacts of what the Mayor is currently doing in the LGA.

Hon. Harrison Onuke, Labour Party Chairman Isuikwuato & Board member ASUBEB, another illustrious son of Ward 4, said the Attorney General in his speech has captured all but went further to say that the people of Isuamawu are indeed very lucky to have prominent people among them. He said HE Dr. Alex Chioma Otti, OFR Executive Governor of Abia State is in love with the good people of Isuikwuato, he built roads in Umuasua even before he became Governor and has continued to show even more love to Isuikwuato people.

He advised anyone who is not yet in Labor Party to quickly do so by picking the membership form, he said many more goodies are coming the way of Labour Party members and that the more the merrier, he advised party loyalists to recruit as many people as they can into Labour Party.

According to him, there’s so much to gain by been in the Labour Party! Going on he said ASUBEB is an opportunity given him to serve and we should be thankful to HE Dr. Alex Chioma Otti, OFR and our own brother Barr. Ikechukwu Uwanna, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Abia State for making his ABUBEB appointment possible.

Hon. Ikechukwu Adiele the Ward 4 Chairman thanked the Mayor immensely noting his intervention into a very sensitive matter he presented to him earlier this year. He equally appreciated the Attorney General and the Party Chairman, the Stakeholders and the elders of the party for all their support in uplifting the image of Ward 4.

The Councilor representing Ward 4, Hon. Uche Gabaolu in his own speech also appreciated Air Vice Marshal Chinwendu Onyike fdc (Rtd) Mayor Isuikwuato Local Government Area, saying his administration inherited decades of rots in the LG headquarters at Mbalano. According to him the situation is so bad that basic amenities such as rest room and conveniences were non-existing when he resumed. But today as he said, a visit to Mbalano headquarters shows that a remarkable change has occurred since the coming of Mayor Onyike.

Councilor Gabolu equally appreciated the Attorney General, the Party Chairman and other Stakeholders in the Ward for the good works they’re doing and prayed for a greater Ward 4 always.

Chief Utabo, a notable stakeholder and Elder in the Ward also thanked the Mayor for all he’s been doing for the good people of Isuikwuato since he assumed office and prayed for Divine guidance and protections for him always.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Mr. Grant Jim Ogboo from Umuokogbuo said during the campaign he was fully involved as Hon. Onuke’s assistance but since after the election he has been relegated to the background and no one seems to care about him.

Hon. Harrison Onuke responded by saying Mr. Grant Ogboo was the 3rd Vice Chairman for Isuikwuato, but most of the time he doesn’t come out and his phone remains unreachable and that no one underrates him, he needs to be visible and active regularly.

Mr. Eberejide from Umueberenkuma, said he wants the leaders to carry the Youths along in the areas of employment and empowerment.

Finally a call was made by Hon. Harrison Onuke, Labour Party Chairman to all those in the audience who are not Labour Party members and willing to join Labour Party to please come forward. A total of 59 decampes from other parties joined Labour Party and were admitted by LG Party Chairman and the Mayor.

Air Vice Marshal Chinwendu Onyike fdc (Rtd), Mayor Isuikwuato Local Government Area, personally picked the cost of registration of all the decampees.

Vote of thanks was given by Hon
Ikechukwu Adiele Ward 4 Chairman. Closing prayer was said by Chief Sunny Whyte Ndukuba SA Political to the Mayor and meeting the came to a close at exactly 5.49pm.

Thank you.

Report captured by:

High Chief Chidi N. Ogboku
Chief Press Secretary to Air Vice Marshal Chinwendu Onyike fdc (Rtd), Mayor Isuikwuato Local Government Area, Mbalano

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