By Chioma Ndife
The Candidate of the People's Democratic Party for Anambra State House of Assembly election for Orumba North Constituency come March 9 elections, Dr. Duke Igwilo, has decried the deplorable health facilities among others in Orumba North LGA, saying that he will offer the people of the area appropriate representation if given the opportunity.
He noted that the infrastructural decay that had rocked the area was as a result of the failure of the executive arm of government to deal with issues due to poor representation of the people at the State House of Assembly. He said the people of the area had been battling with lack of access road, erosion menace and water facilities.
The candidate who is a medical doctor disclosed that his legislative agenda hinged on access to basic health services and vowed to bring his expertise to the service of the people in Orumba North, even as he promised revolutionized health and access to health care facilities in Anambra as a whole.
In his words, 'My people need appropriate representation at the state level and because I'm going to the house of assembly, we are going to be talking about issues that are legislative and what can be legislated upon. We have infrastructural decay arising from the failure of the executive arm of the government to deal with issues in Orumba North. We have no roads, we are under the menace of erosion and basic water facilities in this area is nothing to write home about.
'My people are dying, and you have to agree with me that health is wealth, someone who is healthy is one who can contribute to governance.
I have single legislative agenda and that is access to basic health for the people of Anambra State as a whole, using Orumba North as a stand point. I'm a medical doctor by profession and the module of the primary health care that I want to introduce to Anambra State will re-revolutionize health and access to health care in the whole state.
'As a legislator, I am going to be honest with the electorate. I am not going to tell them what I cannot do. When it comes to executive issues, I can only advocate and pressurize the executive arm of government to listen to the cry of my people. There’s a lot of advocacy issues in Orumba North and erosion is the number one that I'm going to work on.'
He said the various measures which would be put in place to ensure that the issue of erosion was curbed in the area included the excavation of sand in the river that traversed Orumba North LGA.