Anambra LP Assembly Members Task Tinubu,Soludo To Fight Hunger. Donates 6 Months Salary To Constituents


Anambra LP Assembly Members Task Tinubu,Soludo To Fight Hunger. Donates 6 Months Salary To Constituents.

By Nkiru Nwagbo, Awka.

Eight members of the Anambra state House of Assembly under the platform of the Labor Party have urged  President Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Gov Charles  Soludo to to stop the execution of projects and channel funds for those projects  into fighting the hardship in the country.

The lawmakers also resolved to donate their six months salary to fight hunger and health challenges of members of their Constituencies.

Rising from the caucus meeting of the party the legislators in a communique singed by them and presented by the Caucus leader Hon Jude Ifeanyi Umennajiego representing Onitsha South 2 Constituency the lawmakers stated; 

"We, the Labour Party House of Assembly members wish to lend our voice to the cry of our dear Leader, His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi on the state of the Nation after our emergency caucus meeting sitting.  We, therefore advise the Federal and State governments as follows:"

"That His Excellency, Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu should suspend work on all other sectors including infrastructure for the next six months and declare state of emergency on security and hunger in the nation."

"All State governors including our dear governor Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo to suspend all infrastructural development in their various States for the next six months and declare state of emergency on security and hunger"

"We, the Labour Party House of Assembly members will relinquish our basic salary for six months to be our contribution to alleviate the suffering of the masses."

"In conclusion, we all know that campaign is over and election is over. Majority of Nigerians are suffering. People are dying every day as a result of hunger and insecurity."

" Thus, there is need for the Federal government and State Governments to adhere to the advice given by our leader Mr. Peter Obi. We must commend our leader His Excellency Mr. Peter Gregory Obi for this selfless effort to ensure the stability and growth of our Nation. It really shows that he is committed to make this nation a better place for all of us."

"To the masses, hope is a virtue; we must sustain hope. That is the currency for better tomorrow."; they said.

Also speaking, Comrade Nigeria Henry Mbachu representing Awka South 1 constituency said the move had no political coloration.

He said, “Every reasonable and responsible government must first secure lives before talking about infrastructure because someone must be alive and secured before any other thing else.

“Our party’s ideology is for the welfare of the masses. Regrettably, that sole ideology has been tampered with. There’s hunger in the land. When people call us, they make several demands which are genuine.

“Yet, we’re here blowing grammar and making bogus policies and data when the masses are dying of hunger; insecurity everywhere. That’s what we want government to focus on.

“This is not politics, we’re since done with elections. Besides, hunger doesn’t know which party you belong to. Everyone is affected. I’m sure other colleagues are also planning on what to do.

“We want government to focus on food and insecurity within the next six months and we continue other sectors. We’re committing our six months salaries to food and medicare.”

On the modalities the salaries would be disbursed, Mbachu said the decision would be taken in due course.

The lawmakers who signed the Communique are Hon Nkechi Ogbuefi, Comrade Nigeria Henry Mbachu, Hon Jude Ifeanyi  Umennajiego, Hon Fred Ezenwa, Hon Kingsley Udemezue, Justice Azuka , Hon Paul Obu and Hon Patrick Okafor.


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