Posted by News Express | 6 August 2014 | 5,291 times
Members of the Anambra State House of Assembly have commended the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, for his achievements in office so far and urged him to keep up the tempo of development across the state. The House members spoke in unison on Monday during their first business session on resumption from recess on the heels of the governor’s First 100 days in office.
Ruling on the motion sponsored by Hon. Gabriel Onyenweife, member representing Ayamelum Constituency, and 28 other members, the Speaker, Princess Chinwe Nwaebili, said: “Be it therefore resolved that the House hereby commends the Governor of Anambra State, Chief (Dr.) Willie Obiano, for his achievements so far in office. The House urges him to sustain the tempo.”
According to the Speaker, “Governor Obiano has already exceeded expectations in the performance of the Four Pillars of Development he set for the state by effectively fighting crime, amongst other things. We want to commend him and promise that the House is committed to work with him because the Executive and the Legislature need each other to continue doing well.”
Hon. Princess Nwaebili thanked the House for doing well and for recognising and commending Governor Obiano for doing well too. “I thank Chief Obiano and pray that God will direct and protect him and give him more zeal to continue the good work he is doing for Ndi Anambra,” the Speaker concluded.
Sponsoring the motion, Hon. Onyenweife said: “Whereas His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano, was elected on 30th November, 2013, and sworn-in on 17th March, 2014, and went through the most peaceful transfer of power in Anambra State. Aware that His Excellency Governor Willie Obiano promised to work with 4-Pillars of Development; whereas he has achieved commendable achievement by motivating, supporting and sponsoring the security agencies and equipping them with sophisticated crime fighting techniques, and creating an enabling environment for actualisation of the four Pillars and decongested places like Upper Iweka; and whereas Ndi Anambra are generally happy with his achievements within a few months in office, I move that he be commended.”
Supporting the motion, all the lawmakers spoke glowingly of Governor Obiano and the achievements he has made in so short a time. In his contribution, Hon. Emeka Chukwuemeka said: “The facts speak for themselves. We are all aware that the governor is just about 130 days in office, like an advert said, ‘the difference is clear’. We have seen the high rate of crime reduce, and we know the new joke about Upper Iweka now, ‘drop your bag and come back later, you will meet it intact’. The confidence of Ndi Anambra has been restored. The revolution in agriculture has seen the employment of up to 2,500 by Coched Farms, not to mention the plans for power to support the industrial town of Nnewi and the data base of unemployed youths in LGAs, etc, calls for commendation for our governor.”
On his part, the Minority Leader and APC member representing Idemmili, Hon. Tony One-week Muonagor, said: “I commend Governor Obiano’s amiability. Whatever he does, he carries everyone along. Government is all of us and the government is doing well and we commend him as leader.”
Concurring, Hon. Valentine Ayika, PDP, Njikoka 1 Constituency, said: “I see proactivity, practicality and activism. He is taking it to the next level; he has brought in consistency by not abandoning projects and if only for that he deserves commendation.”
In his contribution, Hon. Kingsley Iruba representing Nnewi South 1 said: “Governor Obiano has shown that our votes are not in vain. During the campaign, he promised to complete; commission and commence new projects. He is a man of his words. He is the people’s governor.”
Hon. Ikem Uzoezue added his commendation, observing: “Obiano has shown that he is going to be a great governor that Anambra will remember in a very long time.”
Contributing, Hon. Ume Ikechukwu representing Aguata 1 thanked God for giving Governor Obiano to Ndi Anambra. He surmised with a brief anecdote: “In my active football days during a match between Rangers and Plateau United, Ikechukwu Abana shouted on the sidelines, ‘Oseke is ubiquitous!’ Immediately we left the pitch I consulted Michael West Dictionary, which explained, ‘Oseke is everywhere’. Obiano is everywhere and I commend him.”
Commenting on the development, a political chieftain, Mr. Ekene Chukwu, said that the unanimous commendation is a clear vote of confidence on Governor Obiano. He noted that such consensus had never been witnessed in the Anambra State House of Assembly, stressing that it really shows that Obiano is doing something right and should by supported by Ndi Anambra irrespective of party affiliation.
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