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Sunday, 29 November 2015

We were not elected to antagonize Okowa – Delta Speaker

 peaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Monday Igbuya at the weekend lashed out at his critics who see the House as a rubber stamp for the executive arm of government headed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Igbuya who spoke during a courtesy visit by the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) said those criticizing the House for working harmoniously with other arms government were ignorant of the workings and rules of engagement of government institutions.
He said the 29 lawmakers of the House were not subservient to the executive but we’re working in synergy with the governor, which he insisted, was reason why they (lawmakers) were elected by their various constituents.

“The existence, functions and duties of the three organs of Government are constitutional. There are checks and balances and separation of power. The judiciary interprets the law, the legislature makes law and the executive implements the law.
“There will always be synergy between the three arms of government. The lawmakers are not subservient to the executive arm but there is need for synergy to propel and maintain the state on the path of prosperity.
“Our people didn’t vote for us to suffocate the system or to fight the governor or to carry placard that governor cannot do this or that. Their quest is for us to make laws that can bring proper development to the state.
“My primary agenda in the Delta State House of Assembly is to ensure that laws are made by the House for the peace, security and good governance of the state. Laws that would be result oriented and have positive impact on the lives of Deltans,” he stressed.
Igbuya praised Governor Okowa for his leadership qualities and his efforts at expanding economic opportunities for Deltans, as well as putting in place cost saving measures and injecting honesty, efficiency and competence into the art of governance.
He attributed the level of development in the last six months to the cordial relationship between the three arms of government, the governor’s ability and strength in initiating people-oriented policies, which he said had improved the lives of the people.
He identified dedication to constituted authority, faithfulness and truthfulness as key factors in his political life.
“A lot of people believe that politicians are liars. You must be loyal to the system and the authorities. Truthfulness and Godliness are also vital. My greatest influence in politics is God because He directs me on what to do. We should not put our trust on man. My greatest influence is no other person than God,” he added.

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