Hon Geff Ojinika who once represented Orlu, Orsu and Oru East federal constituency at the Federal House of Representatives has blamed the Imo state house of assembly for the continued uprising in Orsu Local Government Area and environ.
Hon Ojinika stated this as a guest at an interactive programme on Ozisa fm radio station recently.
The former federal lawmaker who is currently the Labour Party candidate for Orlu, Orsu, Oru East federal constituency said the inability of the people’s representative, Hon Ekene Nnodumele and his colleagues who are presently on suspension to table the plight of their constituents on the floor of the House for urgent attention is the cause of the untold hardship, lack and deprivation they are suffering as a result of the frightening insecurity which has grounded all socio- economic activities in the area.
He said,‘’ I don’t really understand the rationale behind the periodic suspension of lawmakers who were elected by their constituents’ to represent them, advocate and champion their interests. This scenario to all intents and purposes is illegal and uncalled for’’.
When asked of his opinion on free press, Hon Ojinika said, ‘’while in the national assembly, I was a member of the House Committee on Media. One of the issues we promoted was free press and its attributes, as panacea for good governance.
He called on the leadership of Imo State House of assembly to as a matter of urgency reinstate Nnodumele as his continued absence from plenary is an infringement on the rights of his constituents who have been deprived of their constitutional rights to unhindered representation in the state legislature.
On the performance of the Buhari led APC administration,Ojinika described it ‘’as a colossal failure in all aspects, pointing out that all sectors of the economy have collapsed. The universities have been shut down for six months now, because of the strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)’’
He however stated that there is light at the end of the tunnel. According to him, ‘’Peter Obi’s emergence on the political scene has restored hope to the electorate who believe that he has what it takes to revive the economy, correct all anomalies, sanitize the system, transform and reposition the country for the good of all’’.