Bonaventure Enemali, the immediate past Commissioner for Lands in Anambra state, says he is passionate about rescuing the people of Anambra-West state constituency from what he described as abysmal representation.

Enemali, who disclosed his rescue mission agenda for Anambra-West to our correspondent in his Awka residence yesterday, expressed worry that Anambra-West seemed to be the most under-developed local government area in the state yet it has produced several representatives at the state assembly and commissioners who served under successive administrations.

The former Lands Commissioner told our correspondent that of all the five commissioners and House of Assembly representatives produced by Anambra-West, he was the most felt by the people judging from pressing infrastructural needs he has addressed and still helping to rescue his people from abject penury and squalor.

The Nzam-born 37-year-old Enemali who was also one-time Commissioner for Youth Development and Creative Economy, said what Anambra-West needed was a kind of political representation that would prevail on government to provide basic social amenities like roads, hospitals, schools and a host of other infrastructures and not stomach infrastructure kind of representation.

He said Anambra-West gets N30 million as constiuency project funds annually but there are no representations of such whopping sums of money in the area; that the only hospital in Anambra-West was single-handedly built by him, adding that Anambra-West is bereft of quality representation at the state assembly.

Enemali said,  “I am the 5th commissioner Anambra-West has produced. It is left for my people to compare me and others and no matter the parameters used to compare all of us, I will be at the first position because the pieces of evidence are there for all to see.
“Also, Anambra-West has had a number of legislators. Their records are there including that of the incumbent. What matters in life is to cut stomach infrastructure down to 20% while development infrastructure takes 80% so that the money meant for community projects would be used for the purpose they are meant for.

“We don’t have a hospital in my local government and I built a well-equipped hospital in my community Nzam where people now come to access quality medical care. My intention also is that people will register for the Anambra State Health Insurance Programme in the hospital to enable them to get subsidized healthcare services.
“I have a scholarship scheme for my people in Anambra-West where I currently pay school fees to promote education. Like I said, I am on a rescue mission. I want to provide that political representation Anambra-West urgently needs.”

On the issue of getting the ticket of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to pursue his ambition to the state assembly, the former commissioner believes that without sentiments and prejudice of any kind and delegates allowed to go through a  free and fair primary election, he is absolutely confident that he would clinch APGA ticket for the main election that would usher him into the House of Assembly to represent Anambra-West in the 8th legislature in 2023.
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