…enjoined Abians to rally support for Okezie Ikpeazu PDP led Administration in Abia.
The Senate Chief Whip and the Senator Representing Abia North in the National Assembly, Senator Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu on Monday, January 4, 2021 paid a condolence visit to the member representing Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Uko Nkole at his country home in Ozu Abam over the demise of his father, Late Chief Emmanuel Ndukwe Nkole who was laid to rest on 19th December, 2020, at the age of 79.
Senator Kalu while conveying his condolence message described Late Nkole as a man with distinct qualities and urged the Nkole’s family to take solace in the fact that their Late father had gone to rest among the Saints.
He prayed for the peaceful repose of his gentle soul and the fortitude for the family to bear the irreplaceable loss.
The two time former Governor of Abia State while thanking Nkole for the warm hospitality accorded to them further described him as a friendly and Experienced federal lawmaker who has made an impact across the federal Constituency through his effective and quality representation at the National Assembly.
The Chief Whip of the Senate specially commended Nkole for the enormous supports he has given to the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu and urged him never to relent in showing solidarity to the Governor adding that Ikpeazu as the Political leader of the State deserves the unflinching supports of Abians.
” Hon. Nkole, I like you, you are my friend and my brother. I want to thank you for the supports you are showing to the Governor. Don’t stop, continue moving in that direction. Okezie Ikpeazu is our leader and our Governor. For me, I will always support him at all times. My earnest prayer and need is to ensure that all Abians , Igbos and Nigerians continues to move forward”.
Senator Kalu applauded Nkole for always synergizing with him and other Federal legislators from Abia North extraction and noted that, the team work has created a more friendly and enabling environment for Abia North to keep progressing.
” In our State, we must work as one.
In the National Assembly, we should continue to work as a team as we are doing now, if we don’t work as a team, we will not be able to achieve much, but when we work as a team, we have everything by our side”.
The Senator, Abia North further urged other political leaders to learn from his political philosophy, which is “politics without bitterness. He advised political leaders to use their time to bring unity and love for one another and deliver democracy dividends that will be of immense benefits to the people.
” Let us use our time to preach love and bring dividends of democracy to our people. People we want to lift up is more important than people we want to pull down. Think about love, unity of purpose and understanding between one another. We must continue to preach so that our people will understand that we must believe in one united, peaceful and progressive Nigeria”.
In his response, Rt. Hon. Uko Nkole expresses his heartfelt appreciation to the Senate Chief Whip, for coming to commiserate with him despite his tight schedules which he said demonstrates the love he has for him, his family and the entire federal Constituency.
” On behalf of my family and the good people of Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency, I want to thank you for your thoughtfulness and the visit. May God replenish you and grant you journey mercies as you return to your destination”.
Rep. Member. Nkole lauded Senators Orji Uzor Kalu’s efforts and the bipartisan synergy existing between them which he said gave rise to the approval by the Federal Executive Council to award the Rehabilitation of Route F107 Umuahia-Bende-Ozu Abam- Ohafia road and the recent appropriation of funds in 2021 budget for the rehabilitation of Umuahia-Uzuakoli-Alayi Igbere-Abiriba-Ohafia Road.
Hon. Nkole promised as Member of Joint National Assembly Committee on Appropriation never to relent but will continue to latch with Senator for Abia North who doubles as Principal Officer and in leadership position in the 9TH National Assembly to bring more good tidings for the betterment of the Federal Constituency in particular and Abia State .
The Federal Lawmaker reassured him with a firm promise to continue to support the Okezie Ikpeazu PDP led Administration in the State and urged Abians never to demarket the State as Abia belongs to all of us.
Nkole also described Senator Kalu as a strong and vocal supporter of the leader of the State, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu.
” In few times I have met you, Your Excellency, Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, you have remained a strong and vocal supporter to our Governor. I have never neither heard nor read where you said anything against the Leadership of the State and I want to urge everyone to emulate your style of leadership. Abia is our State and we must continue to project it positively”.
” Public office is not for self aggrandizement and popularity show but selfless service to the people. Our synergy in the National Assembly is bringing a lot of good tidings to our people. Your good works is a credit to the State, the Governor and Abians and I am happy that South East Governors are coming together despite their party affiliations”.
” Where Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu goes, I will also join him”, Nkole said.
Chief Daniel Okeke,, Mazi John Million Okeke, the APC Chairman, Arochukwu LGA, Dr, Maduka Ukaegbu, Mrs. Ezinne Odefa, Public Relations Officer, Michael Okpara Federal University of Agriculture Umudike, among other dignatories accompanied Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to the condolence visit.
Ibem Onwuka Ibem,
Media Office of Rt. Hon. Uko Nkole