Any House of Representatives member who represents his or her constituency should always have the interest of the people at heart, make them a priority, knowing that the people voted him into that office, and carry out constituency projects as funds are made available to them, so the unwritten tenets of democracy reads.
Mr Julius Pondi, member representing Burutu Federal Constituency, is currently on a cruise of shame, as pictures obtained by Secret Reporters have shown his mockery of his constituents.
Last week Friday, Secret Reporters gathered that Pondi bought small packs of cassava flakes, locally known as sachet garri, which he took to his people in the Riverine area to share to them as part of his empowerment programme.
According to our sources who monitored the event, Pondi who’s gunning for a second term in office refused to go to the inland of his constituency but chartered a Cruise Boat which allegedly cost N3 million and waited on top of the river for fishermen and women to paddle their wooden canoes by him and stretch out his hands to share it to them.
Our market survey revealed that each of the sachet garri he shared to the constituents as constituency project cost him N200 per bag and a total of N20,000 for the hundred bags he bought.
Recently, he allegedly diverted funds meant for a scholarship scheme for members of his constituency, only to sponsor less than 25 youths in Maritime and Nautical studies at Joe Marine Institute of Nautical Studies and Research instead of hundred youths.
He didn’t pick calls from the newsroom to respond to our enquiries as at press time.