The All Progressives Congress, (APC) Delta State notes with worries the state of affairs of our beloved state as it concerns the seeming tooth lessness of the Delta State House of Assembly.
Under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, the House of Assembly acts as check to the excesses of the Executive arm. This, the House does through oversight functions and challenging of Executive recklessness.
It is either they are being bullied and starved of funds in carrying out their oversight functions by the PDP led State Executive Arm of Government, or they have their hands soiled by unsavoury food cooked by the Executive Arm of Government.
Employments were/are given by the Executive without following due process. For instance, the recently employed teachers in Delta State were products of secrecy, after the initial advertisement in a local Newspaper. Thereafter, the considerations for their employment were clothed with whom the Governor and his allies wanted, not what the civil service Rules dictate!
We also note with concern the profligacy of the recently appointed members of the Board of DESOPADEC.
Information has it that each members of the Board were given monies, running into the neighbourhood of one hundred million naira. Because of the volumes of monies in their pockets, withing few weeks, some bought properties and cars worth almost fifty to sixty million naira, while oil producing communities and Deltans wallow in abject poverty. No thanks to the House of Assembly that is not living up to her expectation!
We call on members of the House of Assembly to wake up from their political somnabulism and do what the Electorates voted them for: Good and quality representations, not appendages of yes sir to Mr. Governor. Anything short of that, they should not expect pampering from Deltans, as they are wiser now.
APC, Next Level!!!
Barr. Ogheneluemu Sylvester Imonina,