Abia North senatorial poll : My works ‘ll speak for me – Sen Ohuabunwa
By Steve Oko
Senator Mao Ohuabunwa representing Abia North senatorial district has declared that his performances so far at the red chamber would earn him electoral victory at the February 16 poll.
Ohuabunwa made the declaration while addressing newsmen Friday after a prayer summit by his political structure, the Follow Better Organisation at the Michael Okpara Auditorium Umuahia.
He said he had given good account of himself at the upper chamber both in terms of legislative inputs and attraction of projects to the district.
The former Speaker, ECOWAS Parliament, said that three of his bills were among the 75 bills so far passed by the current National Assembly and signed into law by the President, an achievement he said was no mean feat considering the intrigues involved in sponsoring a bill.
He said he was not jittery over the boastings of one of his opponents in the ruling national party who said he would deploy federal might to oust him at the poll.
“I am not perturbed by their shenanigan at all. In 2015 they made similar threats and even said they would collect back my victory at the tribunal but they failed.
” This time around they will fall again because I trust in God and God does not fail. The things I have done will speak for me.
” When he had the opportunity to develop the state as Governor ask him what he did for the people if not to use the state resources for his personal gain.”
Enumerating some of his achievements so far, Ohuabunwa said he had attracted the rehabilitation of Bende / Ohafia /Arochukwu road which had been a nightmare for decades, revealing that the project has recorded 15% progress.
He expressed confidence that the project would be fully realised in his second tenure as he would give the federal government no rest until it is delivered.
Ohuabunwa explained that the project which he segmented into three phases was initially not captured in the budget presented by the Executive but that he exploited his membership of the Senate Committee on Works ,and Appropriation to ensure its inclusion in the 2018 budget.
He said that the road which was one of his major campaign promises in 2015 was very dear to him and vowed to ensure it is fully realised in his second tenure.
Ohuabunwa also said that he had cited water projects and health centres in so many communities in the zone, boasting that virtually every community in Abia North has benefited from at least one project since he went to the senate three years ago.
Still on his achievements, Ohuabunwa said he had moved the Abia College of Education (Technical) Arochukwu to a federal College of Education, and attracted a federal Polytechnic at Item, and vowed to ensure the successful take-off of both projects in his second tenure.
He said he had also attracted one kilometer ashphalted road to the hithertho ‘impassable ‘ Itumbuzo, making it easy for commuters now to link Arochukwu.
Ohuabunwa urged his supporters to go and educate their communities on his achievements with a view to counteracting the cheap blackmails and propaganda against him by his desperate opponents.
He urged the people not to be brainwashed by the antics of his detractors whose stock in trade is only propaganda and deceit.
Ohuabunwa advised the people of Abia North to be wary of those who were desperate to dislodge him just for selfish interest, saying that the zone does not need a ‘novice or bench warmer ‘ at the red chamber as the act of law making is too technical to be left in the hands of ammatures.
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