Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, and his Colleagues at the Assembly, have been commended for their cooperation and support to the Executive which has engendered peace and political stability in the State.
Stating this during a familiarisation tour of PDP Members of the Assembly, the Abia PDP Chairman, Rt Hon. Alwell Asiforo Okere, said the meeting was also to thank the lawmakers for their support before, during and after their emergence as Party Executives and further seek ways of collaborating with them in moving both the party and governance forward.
He further praised the Speaker for the massive progress he has brought to bear on the Assembly in particular and general legislative business in the state, noting the modern and exotic look the Assembly complex now wears. The State Party Chairman recalled how Mr Speaker had vowed on the day of his inauguration to bring his experience as a professional engineer to bear on the Assembly, a feat which he has since achieved, and therefore urged the Speaker and his Colleagues to also endeavour to visit the State Party Secretariat and help to “reengineer” its physical structure the way they have reengineered that of the Assembly complex.
He concluded by saying that the excellent relationship between the Executive and Legislative Arms of Government in the State has made their jobs as party Executives easier and assured them of the party’s continued support and cooperation.
Responding, the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji thanked the party Executives for finding it fitting to visit PDP Members of the State Assembly. He urged them not to rest on their laurels having been newly elected but ensure that they not only protect the image of the party but also promote and project the goodwill of both the party and government of the State.
Noting that the Assembly Members are not infallible, he urged the Party Executives to always exhaust all the internal mechanisms available for resolving issues in working with the Members.
The Speaker informed that the expectations of the people on legislators these days are beyond just lawmaking as they are now looked upon to build schools, water projects etc in their respective constituencies and called for understanding from all.
Concluding, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji commended the current crop of party leadership in the state for the way they have managed the party so far especially the ongoing processes leading to the forthcoming LGA elections and urged them to keep it up.