Groups in Abam Clan in Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency has endorsed Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and the member representing the constituency in the National Assembly, Hon Uko Nkole for second tenue in office.
The group which include Federation of Abam Youths Students Association (FASA), Abam Youths, and Abam Traditional Rulers Council in Arochukwu Local Government Area of the state have also vowed to protect their votes during the 2019 election.
The groups adopted Ikpeazu and Nkole after the former flagged off the reconstruction of the collapsed Ndi Ebe Abam Bridge, which was attracted by the federal lawmaker as his 2017 constituency project.
Proposing the motion for the endorsements at Nkole’s residence in Ozu Abam, Abam Youth Leader, Mr. John Kalu Irouwa said there were rewards for their impacting positively on the lives of the people.9
Flagging off the project, Ikpeazu said the government shared the burden of the damaged bridge with the people of clan, and commeded Nkole for drawing the attention of the Federal Government to it.
He appealed to the contractors handling the project to insist on using the right materials and its timely completion, adding that the government would provide them the enabling environment to deliver.
Similarly, Nkole said he went into partisan politics to empower the people and to attract democracy dividends to the constituency, adding that he had impacted each of the 183 villages in the constituency
Nkole, who said he had vowed to make 20 people from the clan millionaires within his period of stay at the National Assembly, commended the governor for performing the function .
Appreciating the groups for the gesture, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lawmaker appealed to the people of the constituency to remain in their support for the party as vechicle for development.
In his remarks after the flagging off of the project, the Project Manager of the contractors handling the project, Gerald Frank Nigeria Ltd, Mr. Gerald Akali assured of use of quality materials.
Similarly, the President-General, Ndi Ebe Development Union, Chief Sunday Awo lamented the hardship the people had faced since the bridge, which was built in 1960 collapsed five years ago.