Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Hon. Ejiofor Ebele Leonard, the Peoples Democratic Party Anambra House of Assembly member-elect for Anaocha 2 state constituency has said that he is not going to the state assembly to be part of conspiracy or plot to remove Governor Willie Obiano from office. According to him, his second coming to the legislative chambers is to ensure that the House performs its constitutional duties.
He observed that the present legislature consists of 28 APGA legislators and only two PDP lawmakers, stressing that the present status quo was responsible for the poor checks and balances between the legislature and the executive arms of government.
Ejiofor who spoke to journalists at his country home Adazi-Nnukwu Anaocha local government area on Monday, maintained that the legislature in Anambra has not been vibrant due to what he termed one-party system pointing out that the lawmaking organ required vibrant and virile opposition to check and balance the executive arm for effective governance.
He further disclosed that there were too many uncompleted road projects across the state and it takes a legislature with active opposition to dig deep to uncover how the contracts were awarded and why too many uncompleted road projects exist in the state.
Ejiofor, who had represented his constituency in the state assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance after which he defected to the PDP due to what he mentioned as unfair treatment, noted also that APGA was no longer what it used to be alleging that the party has been hijacked by a few individuals for personal aggrandizement.
He however emphasized that he was currently touring communities in his constituency to obtain first hand information on the felt-needs of his constituents, adding that Enugwu-Adazi had not had electricity for 3 years while some other villages lacked potable water and other social amenities.