The member representing Ese-Odo constituency at the Ondo State House Of Assembly Hon (Barr) Success Torhukerhijo has distributed palliatives to the people of his constituency.
The distribution which took place on the 16th April, 2020 was in phases in accordance with the two main ethnic nationalities constituting Ese-Odo constituency, the Apoi and Arogbo- Ijaw.
The Honourable Member and his team first called at the palace of the Kalasuwei of Apoi land, Oba(Prof) Deacon Sunday Amuseghan, where bags of rice, beans and garri were handed over to the Kalasuwei for onward transmission to the People. Speaking during the occasion, Chief Torhukerhijo noted ” I have come to show my token of love to the people who voted for me at this critical period in the history of Nigeria nay Ondo State. The present lockdown has affected the economy of the State and we cannot just fold our arms and watch our people particularly the vulnerable, I have therefore decided to come with some food items which I will pass through His Majesty to the vulnerable in Apoi land.
While receiving the items, Oba Amuseghan thanked Honourable Torhukerhijo for the gift adding that “this is the first person among the people in Government who will come up with this kind of gesture at this trying period”
The Kalasuwei called on other elected and appointed people in the to emulate the kind gesture of Hon. Torhukerhijo.
The palliatives train later moved to Arogbo where the people converged at the palace of His Majesty Pere Doubra Egbunu, the Agadagba of Arogbo.
Presenting the items to the Arogbo-ijaw community Torhukerhijo noted”I am from this place and I cannot be insensitive to my people at this time, I have brought this little token to show my concern for my people’.
Pere Doubra Egbunu, while receiving the food items expressed appreciation to the Honourable Member adding that “this is the first time any politician from the community will come with food items since the lockdown, which has affected the businesses of our people. He called on other politicians to emulate the kind initiative of Hon. Torhukerhijo. Items given out include bags of rice, beans and garri.
A top leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Arogbo, Mr Famous Guntei also expressed appreciation to the Hon Member adding “Hon Torhukerhijo, you have made our party proud”.
In his remarks, Vice Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ese-Odo, Mr Ayauna Opinmi said, the Honourable has made us proud again, this was why we presented him for election in our party and we are are very happy with his initiatives.