Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Uche Victor Okafor has commended opposition parties in the state for what he described as constructive criticisms and assessment of the present government in Anambra state.
He said that the judgement and submissions of the opposition elements had in no small measure helped to propel the present administration into initiating more proactive development strategies and innovations to further entrench more democratic dividends for the entire state.
The Speaker said that the opinions as well as pieces of advice from various institutions domiciled in the state would greatly assist the 7th legislature in the realisation of its constitutional mandate.
The position of the leadership of the 7th Anambra State House of Assembly was contained in the maiden address of the Speaker as he emphasized the dire need for the legislature to make laws that would further develop Anambra state and improve the living standards of the citizenry.
Okafor noted that the legislature would maintain strict cordiality with the judiciary and the executive arms of government to ensure pure separation of powers together with the corresponding checks and balances needed to strengthen democracy.
According to him, “The 7th assembly shall sustain all the good deeds of the past assemblies in the state and will possibly surpass them by making people-oriented and development-driven laws.
“On my part as the Speaker, I promise to serve to the best of my knowledge and abilities. I will by the grace of God leave up to the great expectations of the office of the Speaker; I will promote the good administration of the legislature in particular and good governance of the state in general.”
The Speaker however assured all and sundry that the interest of the state would be placed over and above all other interests by his leadership of the state assembly.
He therefore called for the support, collaboration and cooperation of the entire Ndi-Anambra to enable the 7th state assembly to record more legislative accomplishments.