TheNigerianVoice Online Radio Center

Deputy Speaker Hands Over House To Constituent

By Dike Philip

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

elections.
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

Nigeria.


It aint over until it is over
By: Amanda Dadson