Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The Deputy Majority Leader of the Anambra State House of Assembly and member representing Orumba-North state constituency, Hon. Emeka Aforka, has held his maiden constituency briefing cum town hall meeting.
The meeting which was held at Ndiowu town hall at the weekend, afforded the lawmaker ample opportunity to present an account of his first six months in office as the member representing the agrarian and peace-loving people of Orumba-North local government area of Anambra state.
The meeting which attracted political stakeholders and opinion leaders of the 16 communites of Orumba-North state constituency, had the likes of the immediate past council chairman and Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano on Special Duties and Public Orientation Hon. Ify Obinabo, former House Member Hon. Uchenna Ogbonna and a host of other very important dignitaries in attendance.
Aforka explained to his constituents that he has moved five motions which were approved by the state assembly and that all the motions were primary concerns of Orumba-North constituency especially as it relates to addressing erosion devastations, road construction as well as holistic infrastructural development of the council area.
He said that as a former local government chairman of Orumba-North, he knows the basic problems of the council area and that his motions concentrated on the most fundamental needs of the constituency.
The lawmaker also disclosed that another five motions were unnoticed and that the said five motions border on the developmental needs of the 16 communites of Orumba-North, adding that the motions would be given speedy resolutions in January at the next legislative sessions.
The lawmaker said the people didn’t elect him to become a bench-warmer in the state assembly but to be vocal in legislative matters especially matters that concern his constituents. He noted that as a principal officer of the state assembly, he was at vantage position to ensure that Orumba-North was in the front burner of legislative discussions.
The Deputy Majority Leader who solicited for prayers and advice of his constituents at the meeting, mandated them not to hesitate to call him to order where he was not getting it right while assuring them that he would have no reasons to be autocratic but would remain a humble and obedient servant, who would always take corrections.
Aforka who told his constituents that he was a member of about 18 committees of the state assembly, coupled with being the chairman committee on public petitions, explained that he would roll out some developmental projects for the people of Orumba-North state constituency.
He said the programmes include Kit-A-Child project for school children, Youth Entrepreneurship Schemes, Poverty Alleviation Programmes, Scholarship Schemes, Agricultural Empowerment Schemes, Free Medical Missions as well as a host of other life-changing programmes.
The lawmaker however assured his people that the constituency briefing would be held twice in a year so that they would be abreast of the goings on at the state assembly, as it concerns Orumba-North local government area.
Ify Obinabo, the Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano on Special Duties and Public Orientation, a native of Ufuma in Orumba-North, said the Deputy Majority Leader was capable of doing the unimaginable for the constituency because he understands the rudiments of politics and public administration.
Obinabo therefore described the representative as one who operates an open-door policy and that the type of representation he gives the people at the state assembly has never been experienced in Orumba-North.
Also Joe Onwuchekwe, the Director-General of Emeka Aforka Campaign Organisation, said the Deputy Majority Leader was an articulate member of the 7th state assembly and that his motions were representative of the needs of Orumba-North state constituency.
Onwuchekwe said the expectations henceforth remained that the lawmaker should consolidate on the quality of motions he moves on the floor of the state assembly, noting that he should maintain the tempo of his representation.