By Chioma Ndife
The Anambra State Chairman of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Damain Okeke-Ogene, has described the immediate past Orumba North House of Assembly representative, Hon. Romanus Ugochukwu Obi, as a model, saying that the Incoming House of Assembly member for the area and others elsewhere, have a lot to learn from him.
Chief Okeke-Ogene made the statement at Awgbu, Orumba North LGA, Anambra State, on Sunday, June 9, 2019, during a` Valedictory Thanksgiving of Hon. Romanus Ugochukwu Obi who represented the people of Orumba North in the State House of Assembly in the 5th and 6th Assembly.
He commended the signature projects which Hon. Obi had recorded as a member of the State House Assembly in his constituency and disclosed that no House member in North Orumba had surpassed his records in terms of projects executed in various wards of the LGA, motions moved, among others.
Chief Okeke-Ogene who is also the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Town Unions in Anambra State, maintained that it was important for the new member to beat Hon. Obi’s record for the constituency to move higher, saying that failure to beat the set records would project the new member as a failure in the eyes of the constituents who witnessed effective representation during Hon. Obi’s time.
He noted that Hon Obi’s eight years in the State House of Assembly were monumental with various transformative projects.
In his words, ‘Hon. Obi in his eight years as Honorable member representing Orumba North, came with lots of transformation. He scored a very high mark. Under his representation, we understood what is called the open empowerment, we understood what is commitment and involvement of all wards in Orumba North for them to have political gains and a sense of belonging. As far as I am concerned, he performed better than those who had come and gone in the State House of Assembly in the Orumba North. He is a model for the in-coming house member.’
He expressed optimism that Orumba North people in years to come would always call on Hon. Obi whenever the need for effective representation arose.