By Daniel Edu
Udemezue Bernard Abuchi, the elected representative of Ayamelum Constituency within the Anambra State House of Assembly, encountered a refusal of entry into the Assembly complex purportedly due to his use of a tricycle, colloquially referred to as a “Keke.”
A widely circulated online video captured Abuchi visibly expressing his dissatisfaction with the decision to prevent his access to the Assembly complex. In the video, he can be heard passionately asserting that he has not been provided with a car, while some women in the background comment that vehicles would soon be provided for senators. Additionally, they remark that tricycles are not permitted within the complex premises.
The video stirred a diverse range of reactions among social media users.
User “ada_thefirst” shared: “And look at them shouting ‘very soon.’ It’s become a routine now. They use our tax money to buy them cars because we don’t want to see them in tricycles.”
User “themeatvilla” commented: “However, they could have granted him access based on self-recognition.”
The incident has brought attention to the contrasting experiences of lawmakers and the transportation modes they use, sparking discussions on social platforms about the privileged treatment often afforded to politicians and the perceptions of the general public.