By Chijindu Emeruwa, Abia.
The 2023 House of Representatives Candidate for Ikwuano/ Umuahia federal constituency of Abia State on the platform of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Chief Paul Meregini, has mourned the passage of former Council Chairman of Ikwuano Local Government Area of the state, Barrister Kc Ugboaja, who died early hours of Saturday 9th July 2022 over an undisclosed illness.
In a condolence message to Late Ugboaja’s family in Ariam Oboro, Ikwuano, issued to journalists on Sunday in Umuahia, Chief Meregini who recalled how their political relationship with the deceased, described Late Ugboaja as a patriot, genuine political leader, and committed democrat whom during his era as the executive chairman of Ikwuano local government area, demonstrated uncommon leadership that undoubtedly, fostered great numbers of economic and Infrastructural amenities which visibly brought development to most lengths and breadths of the local council areas.
He noted that late Kc Ugboajah while alive, was relentless and undeterred in the genuine collective efforts of all well-meaning and spirited citizens of Abia state to enthrone effective and responsive leadership in the state, on the heels of popular yearnings of the Abia populaces, and further recalled as then member of the All Progressive Congress in Abia, together with the deceased politician, late Hon Kc Ugboajah worked harmoniously with all and sundry towards restoring the lost peace and unity in the state chapter of the APC until his unfortunate death.
Merging further said Late Chief Hon Kc Ugboajah will be remembered for standing firm in justice, equity, and fairness, and as well, was committed and dedicated to the current crusade for Abia state to always have her share in the federal government’s allocation of our natural resources and meaningful economic and Infrastructural projects, which till now, can be attested to.
In his Ariam Oboro community of Ikwuano local government area of Abia state, Late Ugboajah used his wide influence in politicking, to attract and build critical Infrastructures to enhance his community development and further pointed out that the deceased politician facilitated the employment of indigent sons and daughters from Oboro community in state and federal civil service including, in the world of the private sector.
According to the ADP house of representatives standard-bearer, “Ugboajah played inclusive and development-oriented politics which endeared his party members and people to him until his demise. He was a team player who was only concerned with what will benefit the people and was never sentimental to issues concerning the development of Abia, southeast, and Nigeria as a whole”.
Merging also described the Late Kc Ugboajah as one of the finest leaders in Ikwuano/Umuahia extraction and further grieved that he will personally miss the quintessential political leaders in seeking his support in his bid to represent the good people of the Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency at the House of Representatives Abuja come 2023.
He, however, on behalf of his family, Ibeku Ukwu Ogurube ancient kingdom, friends, associates, and teeming supporters across the three local government areas of Abia state that formed the present IKwuano/Umuahia federal constituency, condoled the Ugboajah family and people of great Ariam Oboro community in Ikwuano local government area on the sudden passage of their son, political leader and accomplished lawyer, Late Hon Kc Ugboajah.
Recall that Late Hon Kc Ugboajah had served as Commissioner of Works in Abia State and was also a Senatorial aspirant for Abia central district under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the recently concluded National Assembly primary election conducted by the leadership of the party in Abia state.
Currently, before his unexpected death, he was a Board member of Obafemi Awolowo Federal Teaching Hospital, Osun State in the southwest geopolitical zone of Nigeria.