The Peace in the Southeast Project (PISE-P), in partnership with the residents of Bende in Abia State’s Bende Local Government Area, held a grand homecoming event to honour the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu. This event also marked the official launch of PISE-P, an initiative spearheaded by members of the 10th National Assembly from the Southeast, with the Deputy Speaker at the forefront. The celebration took place at the Bende Sports Ground and was a major success, reflecting the community’s unity, pride, and gratitude towards Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu for his significant contributions.
The event attracted diverse attendees from various parts of Nigeria, encompassing different tribes, religions, and professions. This included politicians, federal and state executive council members, industry leaders, clergy, cultural figures, traditional leaders, military and police personnel, other security forces, current and former national and state legislators, former governors, and media representatives. This gathering was seen as a divine celebration in honour of Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, who represents the Bende Federal Constituency and currently serves as the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria.