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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Rt. Hon. Onyekanma honoured as Most Outstanding lawmaker in Imo

The member representing Mbaitoli State Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Okey Onyekanma, was on Sunday, December 19, honoured as the 'Most Outstanding Lawmaker of the 9th Assembly Award', for providing quality and effective representation to his people through outreaches, projects and interventions.

Rt. Hon. Onyekanma who is the immediate past Deputy Speaker was presented with the award by the Association of Mbaitoli Journalists, during it's end of the year get-together, award and manifesto presentation ceremony for candidates contesting for election in Mbaitoli, Mbaike and Owerri zone, at the Villa Sur Rive Hotel, Owerri, Imo state.

Speaking during the presentation of the award, Mr. Reuben Nwankwo of the Watchdog Newspaper, said that Onyekanma remains the most outstanding lawmaker of the 9th Assembly, an assertion justified by his commitment and focus to the development of his constituency, despite his suspension that has lasted for more that one calendar year.

In his acceptance speech, Onyekanma dedicated the award to the good people of Mbaitoli State Constituency, for giving him the opportunity and mandate to serve.

"I thank the members of the Association of Mbaitoli Journalists for deeming me worthy of this great award. It has been an honour and privilege to speak and stand for Mbaitoli constituency. This is why I am passionate and dogged about improving the quality of lives of our people”.

“In three and half years without constituency allowance, I have procured and installed transformers in several communities in Mbaitoli, restored electricity to villages that have been without light for a long time”. 

“I have built houses for homeless widows, drilled boreholes in some communities, given petty traders in Mbaitoli markets a stimulus relief package to scale up their businesses, empowered women and youths, and paid school fees for hundreds of indigent students”.

“While I view this award as a call to do more, I dedicate it to the people of Mbaitoli for giving him the opportunity and mandate to serve," said the former Deputy Speaker.

Recall that Onyekanma recently received the Prestigious Papyrus Magazine Award as the best lawmaker in Imo State House of Assembly on  Effective Representation.

These awards and recognition for quality and effective representation have continued to come in quick succession despite his travail that has lasted for 13 months.

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