By O’star Eze
The newly elected Anambra state lawmakers have assured their constituents of their readiness to push for laws and interventions in the area of youth empowerment and skill acquisition. They also pledged to synergise with the executive and judiciary to keep Anambra state as a pacesetting state in Nigeria.
Speaking after receiving his certificate of return from the Anambra state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Hon. Emeka Aforka, member representing Orumba North constituency, said that he was focused on ensuring that the youths and women of his constituency were productively engaged. He added that he would push for laws that would improve the living standard of his people and ensure that all the dividends of democracy meant for Orumba North constituents reached them promptly.
Aforka said that he had already set up a committee that would move into the various communities in Orumba North to carry out a need assessment; what the people want and expect from him.
“During my campaign, I made promises to them and, now that they have elected me, I will go back to them so they can tell me what they want from me. I do not want to go there to represent myself. I am going there to represent the people.
“My committee will swing into action next week Monday, move into communities to carry out a need assessment. I am standing by every statement I made during my campaign,” he said.
On his part, Hon Obinna Emenaka, who was returned for the third time to represent Anambra East constituency said that his focus would be ensuring that his constituency benefited from government policies.
He also appreciated the gesture of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA and members of his constituency for giving him the mandate, promising them that he would make them proud.
Hon Charles Obimma, representing Oyi constituency said that he would ensure good representation of his constituency and “above all, create an enabling environment for the youths, in particular, to be productive and independent.”
He said he was prepared to work with other members of the house to make the executive work optimally.