Ikuku Oma Abia: Wiping away Tears, Restoring Hope
By Jude Chijoke Ndukwe
As the good people of Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency continue to jubilate over the emergence of Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji MNSE as the PDP candidate for their Constituency at the 2023 general elections, they no doubt expect great things from the current Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly when he gets to Abuja as their representative.
Such huge expectations, without any iota of doubt, is normal given the antecedents of Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji in constantly reaching out to his constituents and bringing succour to them when and where needed.
I make bold to say that there is hardly any lawmaker in the entire country, not to talk of a Speaker, who flings his doors wide open for his constituents to regularly have access to him, freely interact with him, feel their pulse and do everything within his power to provide solutions to their needs whether as individuals, groups or communities. He makes out time despite his tight schedules as Speaker to attend events, stand in soidarity with celebrants both high and low, support the weak and needy, rejoicung with those who rejoice and mourning with those who mourn; a compassionate, caring and considerate leader. He is, indeed, the epitome of leadership with a human touch.
In opening his doors to his constituents, class is not a consideration even though he is a man of class, nor status a requirement even though destiny has bestowed upon him a princely status; the people are just the people who require quality and people-oriented leadership from their representatives, and Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji has been providing that: from scholarships to business start-up capital; from quality laws, bills and motions to quality empowerment and employment; from providing people-oriented projects to installing community enhancing facilities, he has proved beyond reasonable doubt that leadership can truly be used to serve the people’s interests.
As we march towards 2023, and given a higher pedestal for service, the Abia Speaker will surely deploy his skills as a Lawmaker of several years’ experience to bring even greater good not only to his immediate constituency of Ikwuano/Umuahia but also to the entire Abia State.
E go loud gaan ni.
Jude Chijioke Ndukwe is a political analyst