Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Dr. Paschal Agbodike, the All Progressives Grand Alliance Anambra Assembly member-elect for Ihiala 2 state constituency in the forthcoming 7th legislature says the primary concern of his re-election is to lobby his way through in the parliament in order to attract constituency projects as well as all that is due to the people of Ihiala 2 state constituency.
Agbodike, who is the incumbent Deputy Majority Leader and Chairman House of Assembly Committee on Youths and Sports, said he was not going to the state assembly to cause confusion and rancour or to be part of any clandestine move to fall out with the executive arm but to ensure that his constituency does not lack what government should provide.
The lawmaker, who addressed journalists at Mbosi Ihiala council area on Monday, said his constituents gave a pass mark to his first term and it was the remote reason they unanimously returned him for a second term in office stressing that he was the first person in his constituency to serve two consecutive terms as lawmaker.
He said his constituents demonstrated the faith they had in him in the over 16,000 votes they gave him in the just concluded state assembly elections. According to him, his education foundation called Mmiri Oma Education Foundation is trending in his constituency and that more than 70 persons have benefitted from the scholarship scheme.
Apart from scholarships, Agbodike disclosed further that he had instituted functional water schemes across communities in his constituency together with other community-driven projects emphasising that he would not relent in synergising with the executive and other members of the House to provide effective representation for the people of Ihiala 2 state constituency.
Although he took cognisance of the fact that his constituents are remonstrating about the deplorable conditions of roads in the area, he assured them also that with effective legislation, infrastructural needs would be addressed head on even though he urged them to be patient as the dividends of democracy are gradual.
The lawmaker said educational improvement, youth empowerment as well as overall human capital development would receive priority attention in his second term. He extended profound gratitude to the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, and the leadership of the All Progressive Grand Alliance.