TOBY Okechukwu, Member, Representing Aninri/Awgu/Oji River Federal Constituency, Enugu State,in the House ofRepresentatives has described his planned return to the House of Representatives as a done deal.
The two-term House member was first elected in 2011 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Under the same platform, he was re-elected in 2015 and is presently seeking to return to the House in the February 16 general elections.
Speaking to National Light on the sidelines of his annual empowerment programme, Okechukwu said the PDP will repeat its feat in the state in 2019.
The PDP has remained in firm control of the Coal City State since the return to democracy in 1999.
He noted that the PDP “is certain of victory because it has since endeared itself into the minds and heart of the people.
“Our dear Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has done so well in the state and this effort is being complemented by those of us at the National Assembly.
“So, it is a win-win situation for us in 2019. Our people are totally with us and that is why we will never stop to give back to the society.”
He said through his representation, his constituents have had a touch of governance in various ways, including scholarship for students, provision of water, roads, electricity, among others.
He said other projects to his credit include “training/economic empowerment programme, erosion control programme, agriculture and other community development initiatives.”
The lawmaker further disclosed that just recently, he commissioned completed bridge along Ugwueme/Umuhu Road, which was undertaken as part of his constituency project According to him, “we shall continue to initiate projects that touch positively on the life of the people.
“As elected representatives of the people, our utmost desire is to make the people happy by putting in place those projects that impact directly on their lives.
“This is exactly what we have done here, and our promise is that the remaining one bridge will also be constructed and this road asphalted.”
Under him as the chairman House Committee on Works, he disclosed that he had sponsored four bills, moved 12 motions, attracted the award of road projects in Enugu and other Southeast States, passage of the Road Fund Bill for Federal Roads, Amendment of the Surveyor’s Council Act and Engineers Registration, among others.