The Senator representing Anambra Central in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Dr. Chris Ngige on Sunday in Awka, gave out eight Toyota Camry cars to some of his aides and party men including an anonymous beneficiary who he said resisted the attempt to rig him out of the 2011 senatorial election.
Among the beneficiaries of the gifts were Mr. Kingsley Ezenwenyi, who was his agent during the election; Chief Charles Amilo, the Director of Communications of Ngige Campaign Organisation; and Chief Chris Udeze, the Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria in Idemili Local Government.
The former Anambra state governor assured that another set of vehicles would be given out in March 2013, even as he urged members of the Action Congress of Nigeria in the state to galvanize support for the party.
In a related development, schools, orphanages, churches, student associations and party executive committees at the ward and local governments were also beneficiaries of Ngige’s philanthropic gesture as he shared out a sum N20m to them.
He announced a scholarship of N100m for students in his constituency.
Ngige, who is the Deputy Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power, lamented poor electricity supply in the state, promising that a major power injection station would be sited at Dunukofia to boost power supply to Awka and Onitsha.
He called for understanding from people expecting him and other lawmakers to attract projects to the state, saying as legislators, there was a limit to what they could do.
He said, “We do not give contracts. We are not executives. We only make laws. A legislator can only come on oversight. For whatever we want, we have to go through the executive.”