By Joe Akwarandu, Umuahia
Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has bemoaned the absence of Abia North senatorial district in the Senate and had urged the people of the constituency to take their destiny in their own hands.
Ohuaunwa who failed in his bid to go for the second term in the Senate believes the worrisome development should be reserved in the interest of the people lamenting that some of the projects he attracted may not be executed.
Interacting with journalists in Umuahia, Ohuabunwa who was the former Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament in the Senate expressed that there was no need for the peoples of the Abia North to bemoan their fate and cry over spilt milk.
The senatorial zone lost its seat when Senator Orji Uzor Kalu was imprisoned by a Federal High Court in Lagos because of fraud he committed during his tenure as Governor of Abia state.
Ohuabunwa noted that “if the people of Abia North feel the pains of not having a voice in the Senate, they know what to do and if they decide to keep quiet, its up to them”.
He described as unfortunate the district’s lack of representation in the Senate and added that his regret was that some of the projects he had attracted for Abia North that have not been completed would likely be abandoned as there was nobody to follow them up.
Ohuabunwa cited several health centres that needed to be equipped, the Bende-Ohafia-Arochukwu road, the proposed Federal Polytechnic at Item and the Skill Acquisition Center at Umunneochi which is yet to be equipped. It would be recalled that Senator Ohuabunwa lost the bid to return to the Senate for a second term in a controversial election in which Uzor Kalu was declared winner by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2019.