The lawmaker representing Oguta State constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Ezediaro Henry Uzoma, has promised to empower up to 5,000 youths in the area, before the end of his first tenure in the Assembly.
The lawmaker, who said this while splashing cash and distributing items like gas cookers, sewing machines, clippers, generators etc to his constituents, assured that he sustained the empowerment scheme.
Expressing delight with his constituents during the reward ceremony, the fourth in the series, the lawmaker urged those yet to enrol in the scheme to avail themselves of the opportunity and be benefitted.
Ezediaro, who is an All Progressives Congress (APC) member in the House, disclosed that most of the rewards were given under “O’ Yes”, and that the members had expressed their willingness to return as ward chairmen.
Also, he said they have endorsed him to come back to the House, endorsed Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon Uche Nwosu, as the next governor and President Muhammadu Buhari to return in 2019.
Labour Party Rep defects to APC
A member of the House of Representatives from Oyo state, Segun Ogunwuyi, who represents Ogbomosho/North/South/Orire federal constituency of Oyo state, has defected from the Labour Party to the ruling All Progressives Congress.
In a letter read on the floor of the house by the deputy speaker, Yusuf Lasun, on Thursday, Mr. Ogunwuyi said he left the Labour Party due to its “factionalisation” at the national level.
He said there are two parallel executives at the national level of his former party. Mr. Ogunwuyi is the first non-PDP minority party member to defect since the inauguration of the current House in 2015.
Other members, who had defected, were mostly from the Peoples Democratic Party. One member defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the PDP.