A member of the House of Representatives, Ugonna Ozurigbo has donated 43 cows to the 43 wards in Nkwerre/Isu/Nwangele/Njaba Federal Constituency of Imo State in honour of his father who passed on recently.
A statement issued by his media aide, Dike Philip which disclosed the donation stated that the cows are for those constituents who could not attend the burial ceremony of his father.
His father, Pa Ochiagha Donatus Ozurigbo was buried amid pomp and ceremony last weekend at Umuozu Community in Nwangele Local Government Area of the state.
According to the lawmaker, this is to ensure that his constituents especially those who could not make it to his hometown, during the burial ceremony of his late father, Ochiagha Donatus Obiajunwa Ozurigbo still get a bite of the meat like those that attended the funeral.
The lawmaker, who served as a two-time member of the Imo State House of Assembly directed presidents-general to inform village heads from each ward in the federal constituency to immediately travel to his country home in Umuozu Community in Nwangele LGA to secure and cart away their own cows.
The former Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly put a caveat that all constituents irrespective of political leaning must get a piece of the cows.
A viral video had recently linked the federal lawmaker to the ownership of a herd of cows which he allowed to roam the streets.
The lawmaker however denied ownership of any herds of cows, adding that he could have also not owned livestock and allow them roam the streets.
He also denied supporting opening grazing, saying he has been spearheading the campaign that the practice be abolished and the invasion by herders of farmlands in the South East be stopped.