Rep. Samuel Onuigbo, member, representing Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency says his defection to from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not affect his performance or popularity.
Onuigbo made this known while speaking with our reporter on Friday in Abuja.
He said that his popularity was still intact among his constituents.
“Will my moving to the APC in anyway to make me return all the projects that I have attracted from an APC controlled Federal government even when I was in PDP?”
“The cardinal point is how I have represented my people that are the focus that is what we should be interested in.
“I was able to attract such gigantic project of N13.2 billion road construction to my constituency, completed and commissioned by Mr President, represented by the former minister of State for Agriculture, Mr Heineken Lokpobori , when I was in opposition. Now that I am in the ruling party you can imagine what will happen.
Onuigbo said he had also secured a N400 million and N350 million erosion control contract for his constituency.
“I am the one championing the construction of a federal secretariat. Am I now going to oppose it again, because I am in the APC? This is to make you understand that what is central to me is the passion with which I represent my people.
“I told my people in 2014 that I was going to represent them on the acronym of Effectiveness, Accessibility and Responsiveness (EAR) to those who have used their thumb to get me to Abuja.
It was reported that Onuigbo on Dec. 17, 2020 defected to APC from PDP on the floor of the House.
He said that the three acronym of ”EAR” would help him to respond to their legitimate concerns and aspirations as their elected representative.
Onuigbo also said that he was able to secure reelection because of his commitment to the people.
“I am the first person in my constituency to be re-elected in 20 years. So, I owe it a duty to continue the cardinal points,” he said.