Member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North/Umuahia South Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Rep. Sam Onuigbo on Wednesday led a high-powered delegation to the burial of His Royal Highness, Eze Joseph Nwabuihe Okenwa, the Ogbuehi Oha VI of Ibere Ancient Kingdom, Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State.
The federal lawmaker while speaking at the funeral ceremony at Ngwugwo, Ibere ancient kingdom expressed sadness over the death of the traditional ruler.
Rep. Onuigbo while commiserating with the late Eze Okenwa’s family and the good people of Ngwugwo over his death extolled his virtues of honesty and dependability and prayed to God to strengthen those that he left behind.
He stated that the late Eze Okenwa was a symbol of impeccable leadership excellence and a pillar of support to good governance.
Addressing the Ikwuano Council of Traditional Rulers at a separate meeting during the funeral, the federal lawmaker lauded their leadership, wisdom, and strength and thanked them for their continuous support for him aimed at making sure the people of Ikwuano benefit and enjoy the dividends of democracy.
He reiterated his resolve and commitment towards the welfare of the people.
He reiterated that in no distant time, reconstruction work will commence at the Umuahia-Ikwuano-Ịkọt Ekpene Federal Road.
Responding on behalf of the Ikwuano Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Eze Dr Ndimele, Chairman, Ikwuano Council of Traditional Rulers, thanked Rep. Sam Onuigbo for coming to honour their late colleague.
According to Eze Dr. Ndimele the action demonstrates love of the lawmaker over his constituents.
Eze Ndimele lauded Rep. Onuigbo’s efforts and expressed confidence in his leadership and the effective representation of Ikwuano/Umuahia North and Umuahia South Federal Constituency of Abia State which he has tenaciously exhibited.