KaluKaA Common Sense Of a Choice For Abia North Electorates- Iro-Oji, MAO or OUK?
By Bernard Ogbe
In this article that is geared towards the predictions into the 2023 Senatorial election that is slated for Saturday, 25th Feb, the outlook on the competency, flaws and sufficiency of the candidates in the poll are enumerated for the people of Abia North to apply God given common sense in electing who represents them at the Red Chamber.
In the gathering of details about those in the 2023 ballot papers of the electoral process that involves the use of technology, following the signing into law of the new electoral laws by President Mohammadu Buhari, Iro-Oji Nnamdi, Ohuabunwa MAO Arukwe and Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, are on top of the political field with divers facts on the path of their political trajectories.
Nnamdi Iro-Oji, who has the record of running and losing out in the Ohafia / Arochukwu federal constituency election in 2019, is grinding for the Senate seat that is having five (5) local governments to deal with.
Irrespective of his past inexperience and inability to have been elected into any arms of an elective role of government, it is clear that his chances of winning the 2023 senatorial election that is having other contenders, that have served the people of Abia North, his dreams for the Senate is somewhat seen to be a mirage of wishful thinking.
On the other hand, the desire of MAO Ohuabunwa to return to the Senate, were he had had four (4) years including the additional years he had on the seat of Ohafia / Arochukwu federal constituency, what made him to be rejected by the people in the 2019 elections has become a nightmare that he still struggles to wake up from.
In the twist of the misfortune ahead of the 2023 Senatorial election for Ohuabunwa MAO, the Victor of the 2019 polls, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, have ensured he left no stone unturned in reaching to those that trusted him with their votes.
Upon the years spent by Ohuabunwa MAO, in the National Assembly, the most famous of his Empowerments, the “frying pans” which he gave to the people of Abia North while he was a Senator, has generated some arguments, following the outburst of the developmental strides of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who took over in 2019.
Orji Uzor Kalu, has made another landmark as regarding the welfare of Abia North People. There are no inhabitable parts of Abia North that would say, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu’s presence of government is not felt. In a check and balancing, the way Sen Orji Uzor Kalu, distributed his developmental ideologies into rural communities have risen the hope’s of the people.
The counts of Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu’s meaningful governmental reach to the people of Abia North are endless. As a matter of eye opening, Abia North people are still dumbfounded how it was possible for Sen. Orji Kalu, to have achieved all he did, in less than four (4) years.
From reviving some schools that were dilapidated for years into providing text books, reading desks, school bags. What was left for Senator Orji Uzor Kalu was to give free education to all Abia north student. It could also be recalled of the scholarships he gave to people to study medicine outside Nigeria.
The roads constructed by Sen. Orji Kalu in the five local government that made up his constituency, has generated questions as to if the Senator, is a state governor. Surprising to the people, Senator Kalu did not only construct roads, the roads are with proper water channels. All these fits by Orji Kalu, stares on the face of every Abia North communities as they use these roads in thanksgiving to God for blessing them with the like of Sen. Orji Kalu.
In the words of Sen. Orji Kalu, met with actions, the provision of pipe borne water for some communities and schools, where drilling seem impossible, got the intervention of the Senator to getting the drilling done.
Satisfactorily, the stress on the women of every community in Abia North, in the long queue and distance covered to get their cassava grated saw also the intervention of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu as he distributed grinding machines in the custody of the Eze Nwanyi of every community, at no cost.
As a visionary leader who want to be called a servant, his constructed roads have led to the influx of investors to Abia North. The most recent, in which processes have started in January 2023, is the $500m ( five hundred million dollar) PowerChina / SWIBER Deal. An investment that is to be planted in four communities in Abia North.
This investment which is expected to bring about job creation in the tone of over 20,000 work force to the people of Abia North and the neighboring communities.
Not to be beaten by the rains, with the simplified qualities of those in the poll for the Saturday Senatorial elections, if Abia North want more improvements, the choice is left for them to make.
However, judging by these verifiable evidence, owing to the factuality of having a developed society, the anchor on the best on those on the senatorial polls should be paramount to the people of Abia North and Senator Orji Uzor Kalu of the All Progressive Party (APC) is compared to none, in the drive for good governance to the people Abia North.