By Augustine Anioke
A House of Representative member representing Ikwo/ Ezza south federal constituency, Chinedu Ogah on Monday said that opposition parties cannot fight the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the forthcoming 2023 general election.
Mr. Ogah spoke in Onueke, Ezza South local government area of Ebonyi state while addressing stakeholders and political leaders of the area as part of the commissioning exercise of his constituency projects.
The lawmaker claimed that his party was prepared to provide greater development for the people of the state.
He called on the youths of Ebonyi state to refrain from attacking or fighting the leaders of APC in the state on social media.
The lawmaker who had spent one year and six months in the house of Representatives reaffirmed his committed efforts to work with the governor of Ebonyi State to transform the state ahead of the next election.
“Don’t allow yourselves to be deceived. I want to tell you that APC is in charge in Ebonyi State. It is time for the young ones to stand up and take charge.
“This is time for us to unite and bring greater development to the state. And make sure that our people get more appointments” he stated.
He revealed that he has about 59 projects within the short period of his stay in the NASS.
The projects, he noted, cut across the 31 wards that make up the Ezza South and Ikwo federal constituency.
While some of the projects are still under construction, majority of the projects have been completed and will all be commissioned during the ongoing tour of his project sites together with some of his colleagues from the national assembly, to mark his 18 months in office.
Ogah promised his constituents that he will continue to provide them with developmental projects.
Some of the projects include; construction of a bridge at Nzashi Echara Ikwo Ndiagu Echara 1, rural electrification at Obegu Echara Ikwo Ndiagu Echara1, construction of a modern hospital Idembia Enyibichiri Alike Ikwo Enyibichiri.
Provision/installation of 300kva transformer at Sacred Heart Parish, Alike Ikwo Noyo & Enyibichiri, hand pump borehole at Omege Noyo, construction of 2 span bridge at Ndiova Echialike Ikwo Echialike & Noyo, provision/ supply of drugs to hospital Nwoyelishi Echialike, and the construction of bridge at Onyikwa Alike, Ndufu Alike.
He also hinted that in partnership with Amanda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT), a rural nongovernmental organization hospital in Ebonyi, awarded the contract for the construction of boreholes in each of the eleven wards in Ezza South. He said seven of the boreholes have been completed.
The federal lawmaker, disclosed that about 570 graduates have been employed in the federal scheme courtesy of his office and assured that he will continue to attract developmental and empowerment packages to his constituency.