By Richard Agwu
There are very strong indications that the Arochukwu/ Ohafia Federal House of Representatives candidate, under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Okuji Obinna Oreh, is on a mission to rescue the Constituency.
This assertion follows empirical developmental attributes of the Ozu Abam born seasoned philanthropist, polymath, and expert in finance and business development. Dr.Oreh, who holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree, in Economics, from the prestigious University of Vitez in alliance with University of Manchester, belongs to many professional bodies and has attended several courses.
He started his professional career in banking and moved on to the oil and gas sector. He has a vast work experience spanning over 20 years, in different sectors such as treasury, management, audit and compliance, commercial negotiation, business development and shipping. He has worked in different countries across Africa, Asia and Europe such as Angola, Ghana, Indonesia, Pakistan ,Italy etc.
His passion for community development drove him to establish Rafar World Outreach (RWO), through which he has undertaken many projects, not only in Abam but in other towns across Nigeria. Some of these projects are:
Provision of Relief materials to people displaced by flood. When River Niger over flooded in 2012 and flood wrecked havoc, he provided Flood Intervention to Atani and Ogbaru.
In 2012, Dr. Oreh organized a football tournament and conference on peace for youths of Arochukwu /Ohafia Federal constituency.
He has equally provided a clean drinking water to a community in Akwa Ibom which lacked portable water.
For almost 20 years, Dr. Oreh has been providing widows with relief materials to lessen the burden of providing for their respective families.
Hundreds of widows have benefitted from this scheme.
Dr. Oreh has also through RWO empowered women farmers with cassava processing equipment to enable the women process their farm produce with ease and make more profit.
He has also leased farmland to farmers at no cost to enable them increase their production capacity.
Oreh is not an emergency philanthropist, he has received several awards for developing his community both from the Church and community; standing tall among them is the title of Nwamara Abam in 2018.
These community development attributes position him as a viable candidate running on the APGA platform at the polls, as he is determined to do something different.
His party, APGA, is a party that has a manifesto with formal set of principle goals which are supported by inherent good deeds that have resounding appeal to the general public.
Oreh’s formidable profile gives an insight to what he believes in. It shows what is important to him and he will be positioned to do way more as his capacity is increased when elected.
His entry into politics is on a rescue mission using APGA as a platform. He should be voted for to represent Arochukwu/Ohafia and the constituency will be better for it.
The constituency has been confronted with myriad of problems over the years. Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituents are to use the power in their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to change the narrative, because he has a lot to offer the constituency.
The power to change this narrative lies in your PVC. Thousands of constituents still refuse to obtain PVC. This is morally wrong.
Dr. Oreh is on a mission to rescue the people of Arochukwu/Ohafia from years of neglect and backwardness on the altar of poor political leadership, let us join hands to make this vision a reality.