The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Monday Igbuya on Sunday accused his detractors of ignorance. In defence of his character, integrity and performance, Igbuya described the comments as baseless and without foundation.
“The turbulence of their selfish emotions and desires has blinded them to reality, particularly my contributions to the good people of Sapele.”
He urged community publishers to stop selling falsehood aimed at ridiculing his person in the estimation of well-meaning members of his constituency. Igbuya also used the opportunity to deepen the knowledge of his critics to the workings of government.
“My primary role is to make laws for the good governance of the state. My ancillary role is to provide checks and balances on the activities of the executive arm of government. However, subject to good relations, I can and has influenced several projects to my constituency.
“The governor of Delta State has Sapele at heart as reflected in the ongoing projects in the local government. He will do more. Contractors will return to site at the end of the rainy season. As a legislator, I have achieved a lot.
“The House of Assembly has performed its functions of making laws and where necessary, amended existing laws to conform to the objectives of society. The relationship between the executive and the legislature continues to be very cordial. The House has also used its oversight function to ensure sound fiscal management,” he said.
He condemned the unsolicited, unnecessary and uncomplimentary comparisons between him and deputy governor of defunct Bendel State, late Chief Patrick Odiete. He chided the publisher’s deliberate distortion of history. He said he delivered the dividends of democracy to the good people of Sapele by influencing several projects to the area, instituting commendable welfare programmes for the uplifting of youths, women and elders as well as facilitating employment for many to key positions in the state.