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Prof. Oby Orogbu who is the lawmaker representing Awka North-South Federal Constituency in Anambra State, has explained that she left the academics to join politics to help the vulnerable and the needy, as Senator Uche Ekwunife has done.
The Eastern Updates reports that Orogbu, who used to be a lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka said she had empowered over 200 households in her constituency within six months in office.
She spoke during Christmas Festival of Songs of Nine Lessons and Carol tagged: ‘Awka North-South Unity Carol’, held at Emmaus House, Awka.
She said the empowerment was part of her responsibilities to liberate the people of Awka North and South from hunger and other challenges in the society.
The event was attended by Labour Party (LP) bigwigs in the state, including Senator Victor Umeh, the lawmaker representing Awka 1 Constituency in the House of Assembly; Henry Mbachu, former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Mr Valentine Ozigbo, among others.
Addressing LP supporters from Awka North-South Local Government, Prof. Orogbu, who is also the chairman, House Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility, said she joined politics to assist Senator Ekwunufe to liberate vulnerable people, especially women in Anambra State.
She said: “I join politics to assist my sister, Senator Ekwunufe, to liberate our people from hunger and other challenges in the society.
“Within my six months in office, I have helped over 200 households in my constituency. As it stands now, I have submitted 2,000 names of people from the constituency that will receive N25,000 monthly stipend each from the Federal Government Cash Transfer programme.
“The beneficiaries cut across political, ethnic and religious affiliations –the Yoruba, the Hausa, the Efik, APGA, APC, PDP and other political party members living in the constituency.”
She appealed to LP supporters to begin mobilisation of members in their wards ahead of the 2025 governorship election in the state.