Sequel to a release issued recently by the Orlu Political Action Committee (OPAC), insisting that anybody from the zone who occupies an elective position, especially in the state or the two arms of the National Assembly, should quit after serving two terms, in the spirit of fairness and equity, as doing otherwise, would amount to injustice and shutting out other component units and communities, the member representing Orlu, Orsu, and Oru East federal constituency in the National Assembly, Chief Jerry Alagboso, is said to have shared choice cars to political leaders in the area as Easter gifts.
The purported Easter gifts seen by many, as a way of persuading the recipients to be pleasantly disposed to, and also key in to the third term bid of Hon. Alagboso who will soon complete his second consecutive tenure in the lower house of the national assembly.
Orlu Political Action Committee, in the release issued recently, advised all those concerned to aim at higher positions and create room for aspirants from other component LGAs of the zone, to have their turns, affirmed their resolve to ensure a level playing ground for everybody in the spirit of peace, unity understanding and mutual co-existence and the interest of the people of Orlu Zone.
When contacted, some of the beneficiaries who spoke to Community Watchdog Newspaper, on condition of anonymity, said they are happy and excited that the lawmaker has finally remembered them. “We are happy that he gave us vehicles and urge him to continue in that manner. As far as we are concerned, he can stay there for as much tenure as he wishes. It is not our business”.
Hon. Jerry Alagboso in his speech while presenting the cars to the recipients at Apa hall, Amaifeke on Thursday 5th April 2018, said his antecedents and achievements so far deserve commendations and applause.
However, the beneficiaries of the car gifts which the donor called “mobile working tools” expressed appreciation for the kind gesture but also reiterated their belief that two terms of eight years are enough for one to achieve and showcase whatever he has for the people, hence he should bow out honourably.