Deputy Speaker Hands Over House To Constituent
Just recently a human right activist noted that the level of philanthropy has d-rastically reduced as the rich are no longer keen on helping the poor.
But the Deputy Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ugonna Ozurigbo
has debunked this following his construction of a three bedroom
apartment for a young disabled man in his Nwangele State Constituency.
At a low key event to mark the handing over of the house to the
physically challenged man, Mr. Kingsley Isuemenyi of Umuduruneke,
Umuorlu-Isu in Nwangele LGA, the Deputy Speaker acknowledge the need
to give while thanking all present for supporting him at the 2015
The Deputy Speaker stated that he had no intention of building
anything but suddenly had a change of heart after he visited the site
of the collapsed building.
He narrated how he had proposed to donate 30 bags of cement to help
towards the building of the house as there were other generous people
who had accepted to help Mr. Kingsley, but as faith would have it in
the company of the APC ward Chairman, Mr. Philip Egbuchu, he visited
the site of the collapsed building and something spurred him to
spontaneously instruct Mr. Philip to send him the cost of building a
two bedroom apartment which was the initial plan.
Continuing, he said that as God will have it Mr. Kingsley who he
described as a unique physically challenged person is the owner of a
brand new three bedroom bungalow.
The indefatigable lawmaker apprised all present to thank Dee Philip,
as he referred to the ward chairman, for overseeing the construction
of the house project, adding that Mr. Philip did not collect a dime as
contractual fees to carry out the project.
Speaking further, the business tycoon noted that this was not his
first benevolent action neither would it be the last but encouraged
those that saw everything he did as having a political connotation to
repent from such silly thoughts as he is a generous individual, a
statement that got the audience clapping.
The youthful legislator informed the people of Umuduruneke ward that
he wasn’t done with them, indicating that he was going to do much more
for them in the nearest future as they did well to support him during
the last election even at the expense of their own lives.
In a brief sermon, the Parish priest of St. Marys’ Catholic Church,
Umuorlu, Rev. Fr. Paschal Ariso, marveled at the action o the Deputy
Speaker and he decoded that the legislator’s action was the action of
a true Christian proclaiming that only a man who listens to God’s
voice could have been capable of building a house for his fellow man.
The Priest further maintained that Rt. Hon. Ugonna’s action was
synonymous to cultivating in the house of God, adding that such
actions never ceased to be rewarded.
Also present at the event were, APC chieftains from the ward, the
Nwangele APC Chairman, Chief Jude Uzoukwu, and a host of friends and
well wishers of Kingsley Isuemenyi.
Those who spoke to journalists at the event asked God to bless OZB,
as the legislator is fondly called, inferring that he has been a
source of succor to many families in the constituency.
One villager who gave her name as Maria declared that the Deputy
Speaker’s actions can only be described as ineffable as well as
enigmatic as such level of benevolence was rare in the present day