A vote of no confidence was on Sunday passed on a member of the Anambra state House of Assembly, Mr Tony One-Week Muonagor, representing Idemili North Constituency, by his constituents for non performance.
The constituents, under the aegis of Nzuko Imeobi Idemili, made up mainly of 17 communities at home and in the diaspora that constitute the Idemili Federal constituency met at Ogidi, the headquarters of Idemili North LGA observed that the lawmaker simply disappeared after getting their votes in 2011.
The body in its three point resolution at the Ogidi meeting disclosed that as visible and widespread as the membership of the body has been, many hardly know Muonagor as he remains aloof to their collective needs. They accused him of not representing them, “because he is not just representing us, but himself”, they noted. They disclosed that if every attempt to get things improved fails, Mr Muonagor could be withdrawn.
They resolved to invite him for discussion, because he has done nothing for the area ever since. To go a step further, the constituents vowed to reach out to Gov Peter Obi to ascertain why no democracy dividend has reached the area for so long. As a result they insisted that they would henceforth screen any political office seeker from the area, and make input in the choice and selection henceforth.
However, when the lawmaker was contacted, he said he doubted if anyone from the area would say such about him or his party, the Action Congress of Nigeria.
While inaugurating the national and council area officers, the national leader of the organization, High Chief Obiorah Okonkwo charged them to reach out to sons and daughters of the area globally. He noted that the body urgently needs synergy to work towards developing and uplifting the living standard of the people of the area. And that they need mass mobilization, and as many members as possible in positions of authority with all technical administrative know-how. That such persons would be accorded due recognition as role models for the upcoming generations.
He acknowledged it was not going to be so easy, but that with commitment and dedication driven by the will to excel, they would succeed.
The Corpoorate Affairs Commission, according to him had already granted them formal registration as a legitimate multi-faceted socio-political organization. That it was also aimed at unifying the needs and relationship of the two councils of Idemili North and South.
A 6-man tactical committee was then set up to articulate the priority needs and challenges of the area, pointing out that henceforth, and any political office seeker who comes over would negotiate on what amenities he/she would bring for the area, before they accept to give their support and mandate.