Hon. Chinedu Ogah matching to the National Assembly
By Raphael Ekpang
Honourable comrade Chinedu Ogah OON (APC) representing Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency in the House of Representative has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for allowing the rule of law to prevail in Nigeria, while commending the Speaker of the House of Reps. Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila for his exceptional leadership qualities.
Hon. Ogah who was sworn in on Tuesday by the speaker alongside two other members; Hon.Obinna Chidoka (PDP) Anambra and Hon.Samson Okwu (PDP Benue) said, if not that President Buhari has allowed the rule of law to prevail in the country, he wonder how possible he could have made it to the national assembly against the wish of the ‘the powerful’.
He made this known while addressing journalists at the national assembly shortly after his swearing in.
“The essence of it is that it is a journey we have just started and we are going to make sure we do the right thing to the people of our constituency. To make sure we open a way for our people, to make sure that we work with other members in the house irrespective of their parties.”
“This is my first time of attending sitting today (Tuesday) and every member is praising the speaker for his style of leadership, for carrying everybody along and as a learner, I am going to learn well.”
“I will join hands with my colleagues to support the administration of Mr. Speaker and other principal officers in the national assembly so that we can continue to move well.” He said.
On the judiciary in Nigeria, Hon. Ogah said, “We have a lot of judicial officers in the country with integrity and they are sound. If someone like me judiciary can affirm the true votes in my constituency that is to show that they are firm.”
The elated member of the House of Reps said that the judges that handle his case both in the tribunal and the court of appeal did marvelously well despite threat, intimidation and the money, they stood their ground and do the right thing.
“The CJ there, upon all the threat and money she stood her ground to do what is just, she is a woman of integrity and other judges that sat on the case and today you can see.
“You could imagine the masses that stand here in the national assembly to support me, a poor man that has nothing but I have God.
“And have have to commend my wife if not her efforts, if not her strength, if not her giving me hope I wouldn’t have gone this far.
“I thank God for my supporters, the youths and the women that always stand by me upon all the threats; some of them received threat from their husbands, some their salaries were stop by the state government because they are working for me,” he stated.