By Adebayo Williams
Some Anambra State legislators have demanded that their conditions of service be improved if Governor Willie Obiano is to be re-elected for a second term in the state. The legislators said unlike their counterparts in other states who had Prado jeeps, they were left to go about in Escape cars. The Minority Leader of the house, Onyebuchi Offor, had said that governor had neglected the legislature. He said Obiano was pocketing about N1.2 billion in security votes monthly. Some of the lawmakers told Punch that Offor was right to have raised the issue of their conditions of service. They said the governor never listened to advice and promised they would scuttle any plans to re-elect him for a second term.
“We can’t continue this way. This is a man (governor) who does not listen to advice and he has continued to fail to recognise the lawmakers in terms of bettering their condition of service.
“Our colleagues in other states move in jeeps but what we use here is Escape car which is ridiculous. What is the governor doing with N1.2bn every month as security vote; we are not going to allow him to continue like that.
“He has to provide us with Prado Jeeps and improve our condition of service, otherwise we will wait for him during the election,” the lawmaker was quoted as saying.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Rita Maduagwu, however, said that the Assembly’s support for the governor was unconditional. She said those planning to work against Obiano would be shocked and disappointed.