Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Hon. Emeka Aforka, the outgoing chairman of Orumba-North local government area of Anambra state, says he would not remain a local government chairman for ages as he currently seeks to represent the people of Orumba-North in the Anambra State House of Assembly, if elected in 2019 .
He said he has been the chairman of Orumba-North local government council for a cumulative period of four years and about the longest serving council chairman in Anambra state.
Aforka who disclosed his political ambition to newsmen at St. Lawrence church parish Enu-mgbom Ndiowu Orumba-North local government area at the weekend, said he personally resigned from being a local government chairman to pursue his ambition to the state house of assembly.
He told journalists that his account of stewardship cannot be exhaustively chronicled as his administration speaks volume of the transformation and changes in Orumba-North council area.
The astute politician explained that he was appointed chairman of Orumba-North by the Peter Obi administration in 2011, a position he occupied till 2014 and was thereafter appointed political liaison officer and senior special assistant on political matters to Governor Willie Obiano.
He said before long he was re-appointed chairman of Orumba-North council area in March 2017 by the Willie Obiano administration till date stressing that Orumba-North under his watch witnessed landmark achievements and transited from a mere agrarian area to an urban setting as the council received more government interventions in social amenities.
The House of Assembly aspirant further noted that it was during his administration that all the major markets in Orumba-North witnessed great metamorphosis and that the first phase of road projects were commissioned under his watch as council chairman.
He said his administration constructed culverts, created access roads and still creating new roads. Although he said he does not wish to blow his trumpet but has to move from his current position to another noting that his ambition to the state assembly would provide veritable opportunity to his people better and give them quality representation.
Aforka who stated that he would not be judgemental as to rating the performance of the incumbent lawmaker representing Orumba-North in the state assembly, said it is left for the people of Orumba-North constituency to assess the incumbent whom he said has been the representative of the constituency for 8 years.
He emphatically stated that it was the duty of the people to decide as well as determine if he was more qualified to be elected as the representative of the constituency in 2019.