UYO STATE CONSTITUENCY:
Monday Eyo’s ineffectiveness part 1
Rev Richard Peters
In order to achieve democratic governance, Section 4 (6-7) of the 1999 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria provides:
“(6) The legislative powers of a State of the Federation shall be vested in the House of Assembly of the State. (7) The House of Assembly of a State shall have power to make laws for the peace, order and good government of the State or any part thereof with respect to the following matters, that is to say:
(a) any matter not included in the Exclusive Legislative List set out in Part I of the Second Schedule to this Constitution.
(b) any matter included in the Concurrent Legislative List set out in the first column of Part II of the Second Schedule to this Constitution to the extent prescribed in the second column opposite thereto; and
(c) any other matter with respect to which it is empowered to make laws in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.
The simple role of the legislator is to make laws. However in making laws, legislators often do more than this.
Apart from the fact that they are elected to represent certain geographical areas and constituents which make them a link between Government and the people, they actually enable society develop and prosper by the quality of laws that they make.
It must be made very clear to the people that it is not the role of the legislator to build roads, hospitals or schools, but the kind of laws that they make can enable the quick and efficient delivery of those services and prosper society at large.
Uyo people let us ask ourselves a simple question concerning the representation of Monday Eyo, the lawmaker for Uyo State constituency.
How many bills has he sponsored?
How many motions has he moved or seconded?
What has he been able to attract to the good people of Uyo?
Just few days in office the chairman of Uyo local government has been able to translate governance into realities.
The people of Nsit Ubium, Abak, Ikot Ekpene, Ikono, Ibiono, Ukanafun Esit Eket are smiling for joy because they have a vibrant, active and performing lawmakers, who have in one way or the other attracted government presence to their areas.
They make good use of the industrial revolution of His Excellency, the governor.
My legislature is aimlessly folding his hands in fear and sited as a dumb in the house (chamber) without even saying ‘I concur’
All he does is to gather few women to distribute a wrapper of #900 worth each to like 30 of them.
Whatever constituency briefing he wants to do in few weeks to come is nothing but a ‘mercy or sympathy cry’ just because he want to return for a second term.
I was challenged not to air out my opinion or else he will send his boys after me, am ready to be used for his sacrifice, let him do what he likes, Monday Eyo should not try seeking for a second term because if other clans will be charmed to agree, ikot okubo and Offot will not agree.
Uyo can no longer be the same in 2019
I have endured a lot.
Let me relax and watch what his men both on the media and the world will do.
Monday Eyo is an ineffective lawmaker.
His second term bid is a failed plan,
Enough of his unperformed representation.