I have not received Tinubu’s rice or money, says LP’s Senator Ezea
Senator Okechukwu Ezea
Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun
By Kingsley Okoye
A Labour Party Senator, Okechukwu Ezea has said he has not received any form of palliative whether money or food item, from President Bola Tinubu for distribution to his constituents.
Ezea, who represents Enugu North at the National Assembly, said this in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
The Senator denied receiving bags of rice from the Federal Government for distribution as palliative to his constituents, contrary to speculations in the media.
‘’I’m yet to receive any material palliative, whether money or food item, from the federal government for my constituents.
‘’However, in the event of receiving the palliative, I will in line with my principle of equity and fairness share such palliative transparently.
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‘’Given the enormity of hardship faced by my constituents, I at my cost have gone ahead to distribute bags of rice in the new year across the 102 wards of my district.
‘’The distribution has been concluded at the local government level while sharing of the items to the beneficiaries is currently ongoing across the ward,’’ he said.
Some media organisations had quoted unnamed sources, claiming that President Bola Tinubu had allocated tonnes of rice to lawmakers for distribution to their constituents as palliative over fuel subsidy removal.