I Will Not Divert Constituency Projects- Fed Lawmaker, Hon Nkwonta Vows

The lawmaker representing Ukwa Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Chris Nkwonta has vowed not to divert constituency projects due his constituents.

Speaking further at his inauguration dinner in Abuja recently, Hon. Nkwonta assured the people of Ukwa that every community would get whatever that is allocated to them at the right time.

Hon. Chris Nkwonta during the reception dinner in Abuja recently

The federal legislator described his emergence as a victory for all Ukwa people, noting that he joined politics not for selfish gains but for a platform to serve his people better.

In his words: “This is our victory and not my victory. I have come at this time to contribute my quota to the development of Ukwa federal constituency.

Hon. Chris Nkwonta (3rd Left), Senator Adolph Wabara (3rd Right), Barr. Tony Nwamuo (Middle) among others during the event.

The Ndoki-born philanthropist recalled that about 145 indigent persons from Ukwa East and Ukwa West Local Government Areas (LGAs) have benefitted from his scholarship programmes till date, adding that he would continue to promote the welfare and interest of his people in his capacity by the grace of God.

Hon. Nkwonta who further hailed Ukwa resilience and genuine love for him, expressed through their votes, promised not to disappoint his constituents.


Sir Nkwonta who decried the level of underdevelopment in the oil-rich area, also promised to work in synergy with his colleagues and relevant agencies to reorder the course of event for the benefits of his people.

The Former Senate President of Nigeria and the Chairman BOT, PDP, Senator Adolphus Wabara (GCON) during the reception dinner while Dr. Chidi Nwankpa and Barr. Tony Nwamuo among others watch.

In his remark at the inauguration Dinner in Abuja, the former Senate President, Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT), People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Adolphus Wabara (GCON) described Hon. Chris Nkwonta as a focused, patient and selfless leader whose has contributed immensely to the growth and development of Ukwa-East and Ukwa Wast Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Abia State.

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This, he explained made Hon. Nkwonta the highest elected PDP member in Abia state against the recent strange wave that swept many politicians away.

Wabara further called on youths to emulate Hon. Nkwonta’s doggedness and fighting spirit, disclosing that the federal lawmaker had contested the same position with him 31years ago but finally broke through in the 2023 general polls.

Senator Adolphus Wabara and others at the event

The BOT Chairman of
PDP who further described Rep Chris Nkwonta as the Jagaban of Ukwa land urged him to support their party PDP in Abia State to return back to winning ways.

Dr.Wabara who prayed that God would grant the legislator divine wisdom, guidance and protection, further expressed hope that Nkwonta would live up to the expectations of his constituents.

Hon. Chris Nkwonta (Middle) with others

Contributing, the former Chairman, Abia state oil producing Area Development Commission (ASOPADEC) and Chairman, Chris Nkwonta Campaign Council, Rt. Hon. Emeka Stanley, described Hon. Nkwonta as a diligent man, urging him to synergize to achieve more for the people of Ukwa Federal constituents.

Rt. Hon. Emeka Stanley (Left) with Dr. Chidi Nwankpa during the event

In his remark, the Chairman, Ukwa-East Traditional Rulers’ Council, HRM Eze Tony Wabara, expressed the willingness of traditional institution to support Hon. Nkwonta in his new capacity, describing him as a worthy son of Ndoki and Ukwa land.

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In a related development, the PDP Chairman, Abia state, Rt. Hon. Alwell Asiforo Okere (Ph.D), has described Hon. Nkwonta as a worthy son of Ndoki land and Abia state, noting that his antecedent and impeccable character has endeared him to the people of Ukwa Federal constituency.


Okere who pledged the support of their party, PDP, expressed hope that Hon. Nkwonta would represent Ukwa Federal constituency effectively at the National Assembly, Abuja.

PDP Chairman, Abia state, Rt. Hon. Alwell Asiforo Okere making his remark during the event

In his goodwill message, the former Commissioner for Information and former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Abia state, Pastor Ralph Egbu, commended the lawmaker for his hard work and urged him to always keep in touch with his constituents.

The former Chief Press Secretary to the Abia State Governor, who urged Nkwonta to woo oil investors to Ukwa land, also pledged the support of Asa people (Ukwa-West), wishing him a successful term at the National Assembly.

Fielding questions newsmen, the immediate past Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and culture, Hon. Tony Nwamuo, described Hon. Nkwonta as a core democrat with a developmental mindset, expressing hope the federal lawmaker would meet the expectations of Ukwa Constituents.

In their separate remarks, the immediate past lawmaker that represented Ukwa-East State Constituency, in Abia Assembly, Hon. Paul Taribo; The Director-General (DG), 2023 Abia PDP Compaign council, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Elechi;
ex-ASOPADEC boss, Barr. Henry Chilaka; Obeaku Traditional ruler, HRM Eze Ikeagwuchi Ekeke; Chris Nkwonta Women Co-ordinator, Mrs. Rhoada Emeka; Chief Okere Eruba, Chief Reginald Ezenta, Rt. Hon.Tony Mezie Nwaubani, Chief John Ajuzieogu, Chief Geoffrey Akara, HRM Eze Ndubusi Ogbuji, Dr. Chika Emuchay, Mr Paul Udechukwu, described the federal lawmaker as a man of capacity, urging him to carry everybody along in order to make the needed impact in the constituency.

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Dr. Chidi Nwankpa fmni during the event in Abuja.

They prayed God to grant him strength, wisdom, guidance and protection in carrying out his legislative tasks at the green chamber.

The inauguration of Hon. Chris Nkwonta as the member representing Ukwa Federal constituency, Federal House of Representatives at National Assembly generated positive reactions from every quarter as the people expect him to change the ugly narratives.

This may not be unconnected to his long-existing philanthropic programmes especially in the area of medical outreaches, scholarship programmes where about 200 youths have benefited from his foreign and local scholarships among others.

The event which took place at the green chamber of the National Assembly FCT Abuja attracted personalities from all walks of life to felicitate with the representatives.