Ginger Onwusibe Shutdown Abia State During Thanksgiving Service

Hon. Ginger Onwusibe testifying God’s goodness in his life


Ginger Onwusibe Shutdown Abia State During Thanksgiving Service

All roads led to St. Luke’s First African Church Mission, Amapu-Ntigha in Isiala Ngwa North local government area of Abia State for the earth-shaking Thanksgiving Service of Hon. Ginger Onwusibe, the member representing Isiala Ngwa North and South Federal Constituency.


(From left to right) Hon. Ginger Onwusibe, Mr. Peter Obi, Dr. Alex Chioma Otti and his wife


The joyous moment attracted the presence of distinguished personalities from far and near.

The Abia State government was literally transferred to Ntigha that day as the Governor, Dr. Alex Chioma Otti (OFR) and his beautiful wife, Priscilla, the Deputy Governor, Engr. Ikechukwu Emetu and his lovely wife, Chidera Adaeze Emetu including other top government officials, state legislators, notable politicians, members of the National Assembly, captains of industry, the clergy, the intelligentsia, traditional rulers, youths, family members, friends and well-wishers turned out in their numbers to rejoice with him.


The Clergy praying for Hon. Ginger Onwusibe and his family


The church was filled to capacity and those who came late stayed outside. The unprecedented turn-out, deluge of testimonies, praises, heartfelt speeches and encomium for the celebrant highlighted his overwhelming popularity, influence and magnanimity.

During his Thanksgiving, Hon. Ginger Onwusibe expressed profound gratitude to God for His goodness in his life.

He described his victory in the 2023 election as divine and recalled how he dumped his former party, PDP when they denied him return ticket to the House of Assembly.

He said that during his political travails he used to come to St. Luke’s First African Church Mission, Amapu-Ntigha to pour out his heart to God and told Him to fight his political battles for him adding that God never allowed him to be put to shame.

He stated that he has always faced opposition in the several elections he had contested but God usually gave him victory in the end.

He called on politicians across the nation to put all their trust and faith in God assuring them that God would never disappoint them.


Dr. Alex Otti making a speech in the church


In his speech, the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Chioma Otti (OFR) lauded Hon.Ginger Onwusibe for coming to thank God in the church for granting him victory in the 2023 election adding that thanksgiving and celebration would not depart from his life and family.

He said that his victory in the 2023 election was a long battle. He described Hon. Ginger Onwusibe as a lucky man adding that he would have lost if he had contested on the platform of PDP.

Dr. Alex Chioma Otti (OFR) assured the people that within the limited resources that are available to them that the Labour Party government in Abia State under his watch would make sure that the people of Abia State enjoy and continue to enjoy dividends of democracy.

He averred that never again would it be said that when Abia State is mentioned anywhere people would begin to sigh.

In his speech, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, Mr. Peter Obi congratulated Hon. Ginger Onwusibe on his victory in the 2023 election and Thanksgiving Service.

He called on the people of Isiala Ngwa North and South Federal Constituency to sustain their support for Hon. Ginger Onwusibe who he said has shown quality representation to his people.

He lauded the Labour Party government in the state and called on the people to sustain their support for the Labour Party government in Abia State stating that Dr. Alex Chioma Otti (OFR) has done so well in the state within a short time in office.

After service, the guests trooped to Ginger Sam Amanaha Mini-Stadium for an unforgettable reception.

The venue was transformed into a scene of opulence with lavish decorations, music and gourmet cuisine.

The mammoth guests, political associates and other distinguished personalities is a pointer to the profound impact Hon. Ginger Onwusibe has made on the lives of his constituents.


Hon. Chief Chris Nkwonta (chairman of the occasion) making his opening remarks


In his speech, the chairman of the occasion and member representing Ukwa East and West Federal Constituency, Hon. Chief Chris Nkwonta said that the celebrant, Hon. Ginger Onwusibe has proved himself as a worthy son of Abia State.

He recalled the political travails of Hon. Ginger Onwusibe adding that God has always vindicated him because of his goodness.

Hon. Chris Nkwonta described Ginger Onwusibe’s mandate as divine stressing that no man can bring down God’s anointed.

He said that he came to rejoice with Hon. Ginger Onwusibe because he is a good man, appreciates God for His mercies in his life as well as what the good people of Isiala Ngwa North and South have done for him.

He urged all and sundry to follow the footsteps of Hon. Ginger Onwusibe who he said is doing well.

Hon. Chris Nkwonta also lauded the monumental achievements of the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Chioma Otti (OFR) within eight months in office saying that Abia State is getting better every day.

The reception lived up to expectation. Hon. Ginger Onwusibe has an eye for luxury and he pulled out all the stops and splashed the bucks for the big celebration to ensure that everyone had a memorable good time.

The numerous guests were feted with gourmet cuisines and assorted drinks to their satisfaction.

Hon. Ginger Onwusibe was all smiles and full of gratitude throughout the occasion. He appreciated the unprecedented turn-out for their love and solidarity and wished them safe journey back to their various destinations.


Hon. Ginger Onwusibe flanked by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Hon Chief Chris Nkwonta, others


Hon. Ginger Onwusibe and his beautiful wife, Lolo Ugochi Onwusibe


Senator Darlington Nwokocha


The occasion attracted the presence of prominent personalities from different walks of life.

Some of those present include Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Hon. Amobi Ogar, Hon. Munachim Alozie, Hon. Alex Ikwechegh, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Emeruwa, the Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, Obinna Oriaku (former commissioner for finance, Abia State), Hon. Matthias Umeh, Sir Cyprian Nwankwo, the Mayor of Isiala Ngwa North and his Isiala Ngwa South counterpart, Dr. Elelenta Nwambuisi Elele, Chief Elvis Ncheta Omerekpe (Ofo Ndigbo), Chief Eric Opah, Comrade Emeka Okeke (Chairman, Ekeoha Shopping Centre, Aba), Hon. Jerry Uzosike among others.

At the end the following personalities bared their minds on the milestone occasion. They described Hon. Ginger Onwusibe as a man of the people and a beacon of inspiration for the youth. Excerpts.

Hon. Elder Chinwendu Victor Ochiulo


Hon. Elder Chinwendu Victor Ochiulo
(Former Executive Chairman, Isiala Ngwa North LGA/Chairman, Central Committee of the occasion)

How do you feel about today’s occasion?
I feel so happy because today would always remain indelible in my mind as we celebrated the defeat of light over darkness. Anybody who is conversant with the political history of Isiala Ngwa North and South Federal Constituency would know that today is supposed to be celebrated. I am happy and my people are happy.

How were you able to organize the grand occasion?
It was not an easy task. Hon. Ginger Onwusibe is a man of the people and we knew that so many people would come. So we took that into consideration in our plans and that really helped us to succeed. Again, when you are doing something with all your heart, you would not feel as if you are doing anything. Though it was tedious but I am happy we succeeded.

You have stood behind Hon. Ginger Onwusibe through thick and thin, now that you are celebrating his victory can you tell us some of the things he has done since he got into the House of Representatives?
In his first 100 Days in office, Hon. Ginger Onwusibe commissioned a three-classroom block at Ohuhu Nsulu. On two occasions in my presence, he gave out palliatives to people. As we speak, he is building a health centre and a lot other things. Hon. Ginger Onwusibe is a great achiever and outstanding legislator. His track record of performance right from his councillorship days to his tenure in the State House of Assembly and currently, his membership of the House of Representatives speak volumes of his unparalleled achievements and unquantifiable love for his people, Abia State and the nation.

What is your advice to other legislators and the nation’s political leaders?
My advice to politicians and other public office holders is to serve the people. Anybody who is interested in running for a public office should be ready to serve the people. If you do not serve the people, it means that you hate them.

How would you describe Governor Alex Chioma Otti’s performance in Abia State so far?
I lack words to explain what I have seen since Dr. Alex Chioma Otti (OFR) mounted the saddle. It is something that we have not witnessed before since the creation of Abia State.


Hon.Matthias Umeh


Hon. Matthias Umeh
(Member representing Umunneochi State Constituency)

When you hear the name, Ginger Onwusibe what comes to your mind?
I knew Hon. Ginger Onwusibe since 1999 when I was serving as a councillor in Umunneochi local government area while he was also a councillor in Isiala Ngwa North. Starting from that time, I knew Hon. Ginger Onwusibe as a good man. Even when he was in Abia State House of Assembly we heard of all the projects he attracted for his people and by the grace of God he is not going to stop as he has been elevated.


Obinna Oriaku


Obinna Oriaku
(Former Commissioner for Finance, Abia State)

How would you describe the man, Ginger Onwusibe?
Hon. Ginger Onwusibe has been my childhood friend. He is a very positive person who believes in the masses. I am not surprised. You can see the crowd here. But most importantly is that he has come to thank God and return all glory to Him for his election victory. It was turbulent. I am happy that today he has built his trust and faith in God. So I expect as he goes to Abuja he should not forget his home base. Those things that make him tick, we need them from him and we urge him to develop them further. I wish him the best.