Political and governmental representation is a pact between the people and their representatives. This pact is a social contract entered into when a people unanimously bestow electoral mandate on an individual or group of individuals chosen to protect them.
The masses through the exercise of their political rights and collective will elect those whom they have reposed so much confidence in, someone that will speak or act on behalf of the people while prevailing on the powers that be to rescue them from backwardness and infrastructural decay.
Such is the situation in Ayamelum Constituency in Anambra State where all the communities in the council area jointly stood by a young man in the person of Hon.Uche Okafor during the last House of Assembly elections in the area . Having endeared himself to the people of Ayamelum state constituency prior to his contesting as well as winning House of Assembly elections, Hon.Uche Okafor had been in the vanguard of youth empowerment together with other capital intensive humanitarian services single-handedly executed by him in Ayamelum in order to ameliorate the living conditions of his people.
Though a relatively young man, the emergence of Hon. Uche Okafor on the Anambra State political scene could be described as providential as he came on board when the constituency was in dire need of quality as well as result-oriented representation at the state legislative chambers.
Be that as it may, Hon.Uche Okafor having swung into action since his inauguration and formal constitution as lawmaker and member representing Ayamelum state constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, has continued to observe the tenets of his electoral promises to his people. Observation of these electoral promises made to the people of Ayamelum has led to the initiation of motions and arguments pertaining to the welfare and well-being of his constituents on the floor of the house.
Thus Hon.Uche Okafor recently initiated as well as moved a motion during plenary to commend the State Governor Chief Willie Obiano for two agricultural projects sited at Anaku and Omasi Ayamelum local government area. Hon. Okafor while moving the aforesaid motion stated that the government of Chief Willie Obiano has extended the olive branch to the people of Ayamelum state constituency through such projects.
He said that the joy of his constituents knows no bounds as the agro-projects would provide employment for his people as well as ward-off criminality in the area. Although the lawmaker observed also that Ayamelum is one of those constituencies in the state that is least developed but he equally expressed profound optimism that the motion was also to implore Governor Willie Obiano to expedite action to salvage the living conditions of his people especially the area of job and wealth creation to reduce anti-social behaviours amongst youngsters in the area.
He however assured his constituents while speaking with The UNION at the state assembly complex Awka , that he would abide by his electoral and campaign promises in the discharge of his legislative duties , provide quality and result-oriented representation as well as continue to prevail on the state government to place Ayamelum on the front burner of state government’s policies and programmes .
-Raymond Ozoji in Awka reports on a brief encounter with a lawmaker, Uche Okafor who pledged to provide quality representation to his people in Anyamelu Constituency