The member representing the Arochukwu-Ohafia federal electorate in the national assembly, the Honorable Uko Nkole has challenged the Senator representing Abia North, Mao Ohuabunwa to show the verifiable projects that the appropriate constituency funds have used by the federal government since 2015 in the area.
Nkole, who was reacting to misconceptions about who attracted projects currently ongoing in the constituency, warned Senator Ohuabunwa to stop dancing around his projects but provide verifiable docments and correspondences from Agencies of Government” for proper clarification.
The legislator also disclosed that “Part of our legislative privilege is the mandatory attraction of the Yearly constituency Project where as a member I nominate statutorily 150million naira envelop worth of projects in the annual budget for the constituency for execution by Federal Government while himself a senator statutorily has over 200 million naira for same purpose, which he has collected since 2016.
Mine shows a clear path where a town hall meeting was held and all the component community nominated projects I have implemented or under Implementation in line with releases by government to the respective agencies and contractors were brought to the fore. They include,
AROCHUKWU OHAFIA BRIDGE (OMENUKO OZU ABAM)
Ndi ebe bridge
I made three sources of funding for the bridge
I.constituency project of 30 million naira from AROCHUKWU-OHAFIA federal constituency fund
2.FERMA 30 Million naira UNDER AROCHUKWU OHAFIA federal constituency.
3.50 MILLION naira ANAMBRA IMO RIVER BASIN AUTHORITY, ABIA NORTH project.
According to Nkole, “Last check reveals that all the contracts awarded under AROCHUKWU OHAFIA are active including the Omenuko under Arochukwu Ohafia federal constituency, while the contract for Ndi ebe under Abia North was awarded to Senator Mao’s younger Brother who has done nothing since early this year when it was awarded as findings from Ndi Ebe community revealed that Senator Ohuabunwa could not get funding to execute, while all the three under Arochukwu-Ohafia federal constituency, which are Igwu Ozu Bridge at the cost of 200 million naira through the FMWPH, Ndi ebe bridge Arochukwu Ohafia at the cost of 30 million naira through the BCDA and the NDI EBE 30 Million naira FERMA project are all active.
He further stated that “ABIA NORTE
NDI EBE BAILEY BRIDGE of 50 million naira UNDER THE IMAM RIVER BASIN OF ANAMBRA IS NOT ACTIVE and asked if “this shows competence and capacity in your office and claims?”