Anambra-North neglected as Soludo develops other zones

BY RAYMOND OZOJI, Awka

The traditional ruler of Umueri community in Anambra-east Local Government Area of Anambra State, His Royal Majesty Igwe Sir Bennett Izuchukwu Emeka, has said that Anambra-North senatorial zone of the state is complaining of neglect while critical infrastructures are being distributed to other zones of the state by the current administration.

Igwe Emeka who spoke exclusively with this journalist at the state assembly complex Awka shortly after the 8th assembly one year anniversary celebration on Wednesday, advised members of the 8th legislature to make laws that would help Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo distribute infrastructure equitably across the state so that no region or senatorial zone will feel deprived or neglected.

He said, “My royal advise to the lawmakers is to first and foremost maintain peace and tranquility in Anambra State.

Then secondly, they should be able to guide the governor by making laws that will help His Excellency the governor in distributing infrastructures amongst the three senatorial zones in Anambra State.

As it is now, some other zones like Anambra-North is complaining of neglect but that not withstanding they still have three years and the governor still has another two years to do his work.

So let him remember to distribute infrastructures equitably. ”

Igwe Emeka however observed that the 8th assembly have done very well in the last one year and they have not been rubber-stamp.

Although he noted that to the eyes of some people and because there have been no crisis in the House of Assembly and no acrimony between the Legislature and the Executive, people may think they are rubber-stamp.

He therefore described the Speaker of the 8th assembly Rt.Hon. Somtochukwu Udeze as a very detailed leader and one who has been able to win the souls of other members, which according to him, is the remote reason there has been peace and harmony in the House of Assembly and the state in general.

The monarch however noted that in Nigeria about three Speakers have been impeached recently and impeachment moves have been on some state governors but according to him, such unhealthy atmosphere does not exist in Anambra State.

Igwe Emeka said, ” For this Speaker to have been able to galvanise all of them together and bring them to his fold despite differences in political parties, it means that he is doing very well and he has a very good leadership quality in him.”

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