OrderPaperToday– Hon. Uko Nkole representing Arochukwu /Ohafia federal constituency of Abia State in the House of Representatives has unveiled what may be referred to as his score card of constituency achievements in terms of campaign promises made in the 2015 election.
The suave and achieving lawmaker took OrderPaperNG on a tour round his constituency to visit projects attracted under the Zonal Intervention Projects also known as constituency projects.
The tour provided ample opportunity to interact with Nkole’s constituents many of whom believe he has abided by his campaign promises of using elective office to improve their lot, contrary to the widespread opinion that political office holders are more interested in feathering their own nests at the expense of the electorate that voted for them in the first place.
While inspecting one of the water projects in Ibina community, Ohafia, a community leader, Mr. Apostle Kanu lauded the House of Representative member for his kind gesture to the people. According to him, “this water project has been a source of leverage for the community because before now, we go to stream to get drinking water but ever since he constructed this borehole for us the suffering has reduced. We call on Ohafians to support Nkole in his second term bid because if we had people like him in the past Ohafia would have been a mega city.”
Another constituent, Mr. Kalu Okorie, a Councilor representing Ike Isu ward in Arochukwu local government council, thanked the federal lawmaker for the renovation work carried out in Utughiyi Primary School, Ike Isu. According to him, “Hon. Nkole attracted this project you are seeing here, the renovation of the classroom block, so we want him to continue the good work he has started and we shall support him for second term”.
Speaking to OrderPaperNG, Mr. Nkole thanked the constituents for electing him to the position he currently occupies and promised to deliver more dividends of the democracy if funds for constituency projects are released adequately and in good time.
He said: “Our budget implementation has always been fluctuating, we have never had hundred percent releases even the one of 2017 is still seventy percent implementation most especially zonal intervention project though we are trying within the confines of what the federal government has to offer. And again, we are not the ones who execute these projects directly; I don’t even know the contractors except when they reach out to me that they are nominated to do a job under my name in my constituency.”
On what was his motivation to go into politics, the lawmaker said: “Before I came into power I saw the gap so I was driven by the passion to serve, to help my constituents because of my previous I tour round the world and I knew what it means to serve.”