Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The All Progressives Grand Alliance House of Assembly member-elect Hon. Emeka Aforka has said that he would fulfill the social contract he established with the people of Orumba-North state constituency.
Aforka said that the agreement was contained in his manifesto aimed at transforming his local government area to bring it at parity with other state constituencies infrastructure wise.
The state assembly member-elect who was a two-time chairman of Orumba-North local government council, told journalists at Umudiabor village Ndiowu Orumba-North council area on Monday that his emergence as the lawmaker that would represent the area in the 7th assembly, would usher in an era of unprecedented transformational representation and development in the constituency.
He said he would not go contrary to the provisions of the social contract he has with his constituents, but would strive to justify the confidence reposed in him by his people, adding that it was during the campaign periods that he discovered that it really pays to be at home with the grassroots.
According to him, his landslide victory at the polls was a replication of the smooth sail of APGA in Orumba-North and South federal constituency during the national assembly elections, pointing out that the whole exercise was a memorable experience to him even though he spotted areas of improvement for the Independent National Electoral Commission especially as it concerns welfare of INEC adhoc staff.
Aforka tasked INEC to improve on its logistics because he observed that there were not enough vehicles to convey officials and materials to their respective duty posts in the area. He also urged INEC to endeavour to pay adhoc officials before the commencement of the exercise pointing out that they discovered that some INEC adhoc staff complained of not being paid their stipends which he noted could make them susceptible to the whims and caprices of unscrupulous politicians.
Though he emphasized that in spite of the aforementioned lapses, there was no manipulation by INEC to thwart the electoral process, stressing that the state assembly elections in Orumba-North was prudent, free, fair and credible and that he has equally extended a hand of fellowship to his opponents.