Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has appreciated the quality representation and contributions made by the former Member representing Bende Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives , Hon. Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje.
The Governor was speaking while receiving in audience, the former federal law maker who called on him at Government House, Umuahia.
Governor Ikpeazu, who described Hon. Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje as the amazon of Abia politics stated that there is need for people like her to get involved in the Abia polity, assuring that she would be given platforms to make contributions for the development of the State.
Governor Ikpeazu said he would collaborate with Hon. Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje to bring more development in the State as her outstanding contributions which are now being missed at the National Assembly speak volumes. He said the that the greatest resources of Abia is the people of the State.
The Governor added that it takes political maturity for political leaders to raise the public interests above their private interests, noting that the former federal lawmaker has boldly demonstrated that by offering herself for reconciliation and development of the State.
Governor Ikpeazu, who commended the people of Bende for arranging a civic reception in honour of their daughter and former federal lawmaker, appreciated the Chairman of Bende Local Government Area, Chief Emmanuel Onwuchekwa and other leaders and stakeholders from Bende for the initiative and urged them to continue to rally round Hon. Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje while assuring that he would identify with them at the event.
Earlier in her speech, the immediate past Member representing Bende Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje said she came to inform the Governor that her people, the Bende Youth Forum and Abia Democratic Initiative are putting up an event tagged “Home-Coming” aimed at bringing her back home in a grand style, saying that since after the 2019 elections she has not visited the State.
She said she is offering herself for reconciliation as she puts the State above her personal interests and assured the Governor that she is ready to collaborate with him to build Bende and Abia of their dream.
Also speaking, the Chairman, Bende Local Government Area, Chief Emmanuel Onwuchekwa said the initiative of bringing back Hon. Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje is in line with the mandate of the Governor that LGA Chairmen should reach out to members of the PDP, including aggrieved ones and build a more united political family in their LGAs.
Chief Onwuchekwa said the return of Hon. Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje is a clear sign that Bende LGA can deliver PDP in every election as they are more united now and pleaded with the Governor to identify with them in the grand civic reception holding on Wednesday, the 12th of May, 2021.
Chief of Staff to the Governor, Professor ACB Agbazuere and other leaders from Bende LGA witnessed the event.
Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
11th May, 2021