Valentine Celebration: Rt. Hon. (Dr) Friday Okpechi Empower Constituents With Motorcycles, Cash Disbursement
The Member representing Obubra 1 State constituency in the Cross River State House of Asssembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Friday Okpechi Gabriel said as part of efforts towards justifying the confidence reposed on him as their representative, he will continue providing policies, programs and empowerments to his constituents.
As a way of celebrating Valentine’s day with his people, he made this known on Sunday while distributing Motorcycles and Cash disbursement to his constituents.
Presenting the items to the beneficiaries, the lawmaker says that the reason behind this outing is to show love to his people and change the narrative that Valentine’s day is just about drinking and partying.
He appealed to those that benefited to judiciously utilize the items for the purpose intended and to improve their living standard and that of their families, and that to those that could not get for now to exercise patience as their time is sure to come.
Commending the kind gesture, the Obubra PDP chapter Chairman, Godwin Igwe described Rt. Hon. Friday Okpechi as one of the legislators that has the love of his people at heart, saying that he has witnessed many Empowerment Programmes that the member has done for his people.
Continuing, he said representation goes beyond being elected to serve the people.
His words: “Representation goes beyond being elected to serve the people. You must have the capacity and willingness to make more connections which will inturn generates democratic dividends for onward disbursement to your people.
Baring his mind, the Obubra urban Ward Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Patrick Ewona disclosed that Dr. Friday Okpechi has proved to the people that they have voted for a representative who has their interest at heart.
Also speaking, Hon. Solomon Ekam said the people are proud of the performance of Rt. Hon. Friday Okpechi in the House of Assembly, adding that the Lawmaker, despite his tight schedule, be it at night, Okpechi would make sure he picks your phone calls.
Comrade Victor Adekpe said since he was born up to this stage, he has never seen a representation such as this.
His words: “Gentlemen, as I speak to you, Obubra would never, ever be left behind. A complete demonstration of politics is what I have seen now. Since when I was born up to this point, I have never seen a House of Assembly Member giving empowerment to his Constituents.
He said: “One good term deserves another and haven satisfied us in the State House of Asssembly, there is a call to go further”.
Hon. Morris from Obubra II State Constituency, who narrated how Rt. Hon. Friday Okpechi Gabriel piloted the affairs of the two Constituencies as at when their member, Hon. Elocate Okora defected to APC which his seat was later declared vacant.
“The burdens of the Adun/Okom were all on Rt. Hon. Okpechi, he was there when our member left us and defected to APC. This is what I call capacity”, Hon. Morris added.
Continuing, Morris called on the executive of the party in Obubra 1 to support their member to enable him to continue to provide dividends of democracy to his electorate.
Omah Sylvanus who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, expressed their appreciation to the lawmaker promising that the items will be judiciously used for the purpose intended.
The empowerment items distributed in the four council wards by the Lawmaker include; motorcycles and cash disbursement.
It could be recalled that the lawmaker had in his first term in office empowered over 200 Constituents and influenced both appointments and employments to over 20 electorates.
Head of Media, Obubra 1 State Constituency (CRSHA)
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