The Catholic Diocese of Otukpo, st. Nicholas Parish Obusa Center organized a Thanksgiving in honour of the political leader of Igede Nation: Rt Hon Chief.  Samson Okwu, the member representing the good people of Oju/Obi Federal Constituency in the National Assembly at Obusa, Ainu Council Ward, Oju Local Government Area Benue State of Benue State, Nigeria.

As 2023 general elections and pre-elections permutations gather momentum, Oju/Obi Federal Constituency is already charged as people began to count their gains courtesy of Rt Hon Samson Okwu’s effective representations at the Green Chambers of the National Assembly. It was the turn of the Ainu Community who took a cue after Ibilla women in politics and converged at St Nicholas Catholic church Obussa in a Thanksgiving service organized in honour of Chief Okwu’s human and community-based development-oriented projects for Ainu people, particularly in Ainu Council Ward, Oju LGA Benue State.

The Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Inwata said the thanksgiving was scheduled to commemorate the birthday Anniversary of Rt Hon Samson Okwu which took place on February 7th, but due to some exigency, the event was shifted to 6th June, 2021, a date by divine Providence coincided with Hon Francis Ottah Agbo’s birthday, the Representative of Ado/Okpokwu /Ogbadibo Federal Constituency.

Speaking at the occasion, a University Don, Former Provost COE Oju and Former Commissioner, Benue State, Prof (Hon) Iba Omenka and Son of the soil noted that, Rt Hon Samson Okwu is one unique politician of Igede extraction with humble and humane characteristics Who understands the working methodology of National Assembly, he declared Okwu as the singular option Igede must necessarily rally round him for greater democratic dividends.

Similarly, Hon. Peter Onche, Member Representing Obi State Constituency at the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon. Onaa Clement, Executive Chairman Oju LGA, and his counterpart from Obi LGC, Hon. Mrs. Agnes Erebe, Hon Godwin Owulo, State PDP Chairman, Benue South, Hon Atujor James Ogbu, Chief Sunday Egbodo, and Mrs. Christy Achor, women Leader, PDP Women Leader Obi LGA chapter all attested to the fact that Okwu’s performance in the National Assembly outweighs his predecessors both live and dead put together, the team in a strong term call for Okwu’s continuity in 2023 as it guarantees greater fortunes for Igede people.

In his response, Hon Francis Agbo Ottah described Chief Okwu as a pride asset to the National Assembly, particularly the House of Representatives, he reiterated Okwu’s return to the office in 2023 as the best gift Igede people can do for themselves, noted that continuity breeds ranking and ranking is a prerequisite for who formed the leadership of the House.

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An Erudite media Guru and Former Image maker of HE Sen. Dr. Seriake Dickson took Igede people by surprise as he engaged the church congregation in Igede Native language worship song after which he made cash donations for the church new Auditorium.

The Leader of Igede politics, Distinguished Rt. Hon. Samson Okwu in model simple and humble reaction informed the Ainu people that the constituency is made up of 23 council wards, that in Ainu Ward alone, within the period under review, he was able to attract 500KVA transformer to Obussa, 350KVA to Otakini, a Motorized borehole at Agwuala, a block of three classrooms at Ainu Centre, others are Electrification of Otakini-Obugbehe- Ekpong Communities and same Rural Road construction as captured in 2021 budget.

The MP said these scored cards in addition to provisions of jobs opportunity for some indigents of the Area which he didn’t mention for security reasons are benefits of his service. He urged Igede people to look beyond individual differences and form common fronts to better her lots in the next dispensation.

The occasion features the breaking of birthday cake, holy communion service, child dedication by Mr/Mrs. Arubi Ada and cash donations for new church Auditorium by Chief Okwu and invited Guests.


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