Politicians have been advised to see politics as a way of rendering services to their communities so as to leave a legacy instead of engaging in acts capable of tearing their communities apart.
Ambassador, Dr. Kema Chikwe, stated this during the commissioning of Umuakuru civic centre and Obiri Obilobi Umuakuru in Emekuku which she built for her home community.
Dr. Chikwe also the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national woman leader said she is happy that her political career has culminated to this legacy, adding that the project satisfies her desire to leave legacy in her country home.
“The Obiri Obilobi which had taken off but not built up to six feet level was an eyesore. I decided to build it up “she said.
She further stated that the hall was built as a meting place for the elders’ council and other community engagements.
Also in her contribution to community services and transformation, Dr. Chikwe donated N1 million to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, for the purchase of a new electricity generating plant. She also sank boleholes for the Umuafor Umuakuru community and at the civic-centre and equally built a house for an indigent member of the community living in squalor near the civic centre.
She also commend the Deputy Speaker and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, for tarring Father Walsh Road Umuakuru and roofing the Comprehensive Secondary School Emekuku. She also appreciated Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu who declared the hall open for use.
Speaking at the occasion, the Traditional Ruler’s Prime Minister, Nze P.E. Njoku, commended Dr. (Mrs) Kema Chikwe and her husband, Chief Herbert Chikwe who, he said, contributed a lot by grading all the roads around Umuakuru village, connecting electricity to the civic centre, and furnishing it with 1,000 chairs, 10 tables and 10 canopies and even compensated the owners of crops that were damaged in the course of widening the roads in the community.
He, however, thanked the Chikwe family for heeding to Eze Njoku’s advice noting that the regard given to the Eze by the Chikwe’s has raised the status of the stool in the community.
In a homily, Rev. Father Justine Dike warned Nigerians to stop killing one another in the name of politics.
“Inspite of political affiliations, let us remember that we are brothers and sisters” he said.
He therefore urged Nigerians to live in peace within their families and communities, pointing out that the civic centre is a symbol of love and unity