By Chioma Ndife
Ahead of his inauguration and few days after emerging victorious in the keenly contested election for Orumba South State House of Assembly Seat, the member elect, Engr. Obinna Nwafor, of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), is already planning to implement his programme for his constituents.
Engr. Nwafor dedicated his victory to his constituents, after emerging the winner of the March 9th State House of Assembly election for Orumba South Constituency. He polled a total of 12,614 votes to defeat his closet opponent, Mr. Emeka Okeke of the All Progressive Congress, APC, who polled a total 4, 242 votes.
Nwafor assured his constituents of his commitment to transforming the area, saying that his representation would be people-oriented to ensure that development cut across all parts of the constituency.
He noted that his style of representation and the programmes which he intended to start up would enable the masses to get unlimited access to him as he would be readily accessible and available to address issues as they emanated.
The state assembly member-elect, who is a civil engineer, told journalists at Obotu Village, Ezira, Orumba-South Council Area that his emergence as the lawmaker to represent the people of the area in the 7th assembly, that his representation would usher in unprecedented peace.
He disclosed that the plans which he had for the constituency would commence with peace meetings in various communities currently being rocked by one conflict or the other, noting that such conflicts had limited progress in the communities.
He expressed optimism that Orumba South would record a new breath of fresh air under a peaceful atmosphere, noting that peace engendered progress.
He explained that his administration would focus on creation of access roads, tackling of erosion, lighting up of the entire area and introduction of programmes geared towards revolutionizing agriculture.
He disclosed plans of introducing agricultural equipment to be imported from Japan, noting that such would revolutionize agriculture according to his master plan.
He appreciated the people of his constituency, especially Umunze indigenes, for throwing their weight behind him despite the various propaganda which were propelled against his candidacy by those he called enemies of the constituency. He disclosed that the developmental plans for the constituency would begin with Umunze Community in a bid to transform the mini city into a mega one before extending into other communities.