The Honourable member representing Ikeduru State constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Amb. Uche Ogbuagu has revealed how a prominent Ikeduru man(namewithheld) paid the former speaker huge sum of money to suspend him.
Ogbuagu during a recent radio interview had this to say,”It’s however very laughable to let Ikeduruans know that One self acclaimed Operational Leader from Ikeduru paid millions to the former Speaker to remove me as Majority Leader and later thanked them more for job well done.
“That’s how much he loves Ikeduru and want it developed.But I want to announce to him and his cohorts, that the Almighty God who brought that position is still the same yesterday, today and forever.He is too faithful to fail”.
Ogbuagu who described the acclaimed leader as enemy of Ikeduru said that what he did by that singular action was a curse to his lineage which was to seal off himself and his biological children and generation from attaining any elective position in this life, adding that political relevance shall forever be far from them… No matter how much they spend. With this, they will know that there is God in Israel.
He further stated that things will soon begin to happen that will make people understand that we may be equal as citizens, but we are not equal in Grace.
The lawmaker describes his suspension hinged on unparliamentary conduct as momentary storm as well as a phase in his political sojourn, saying that it has made him stronger than ever.
The erstwhile Majority Leader explains that his suspension was man made as available records have clearly shown that he was not found wanting in the discharge of his Parliamentary duties.
Amb. Ogbuagu also appreciated the level of Solidarity shown him by different interest groups and well meaning indigenes of Ikeduru during the period of his removal as Majority Leader and suspension.
The Legislator stated these during the last edition of his monthly interactive briefing of his constituents christened “IKEDURU KWENU” on MyRadio 101.1FM Owerri.
He states that the over 54 verifiable and people oriented projects sited across his Constituency and Mbaitoli LGA are eloquent testimonies of his giving back to the society for the unflinching love shown him during the electioneering period.
Speaking further, Amb. Uche Ogbuagu pleads with those communities, which are yet to feel the presence of his projects not to lose hope as they will be remembered next year.
Ogbuagu Mbaike berates those leaders, who claim demi-gods and godfathers, describing them as major clogs in the wheels of progress not only in Ikeduru but to the society at large. He charges them to turn a new leaf as it is not going to be business as usual, saying that people are becoming wiser by day.
Speaking on what the future holds for him politically, Ogbuagu Mbaike reminds the people that power comes from the Almighty God and He gives it to whomever He pleases at the appropriate time.
He also tasks present and aspiring leaders to respect the will of their people, show high sense of accountability and probity.
Continuing, Amb. Ogbuagu cautions against diverting the collective heritage of the people for selfishness and personal agrandisement.
Furthermore, the lawmaker tasks leaders to engage the youth positively, stressing that this move, will definitely reduce drug abuse, addiction and other social vices.
Amb. Ogbuagu also calls on his constituents to lend him more of their support as he would not disappoint them.
Fielding questions from those, who want him to seek a higher legislative office in 2023, Ogbuagu states that what he has done so far as a state lawmaker will be a tip of the iceberg, should he decide to heed their call.
Representatives of various Newspaper houses across the state and beyond were present during the interactive programme, which was aired live on MyRadio 101.1FM, Heartland 100.5, Darling 107.3 FM, Oziza 96.1 FM all in Owerri and Real 99.1 FM Aba.