Anambra Labour Party Lawmakers Donate Six Months Salary To Constituent Members 

By Damilare Adeleye

Lawmakers under the Labour Party at the Anambra State House Of Assembly have unanimously announced plan to donate their six months salaries to help cushion the effects of hardship on their constituents.

The house members numbering eight made this decision known in a communique on Thursday after a caucus meeting and signed by Hon. Nkechi Ogbuefi, Comrade Henry Mbachu, Hon. Jude Ifeanyi Umen Najiego, Hon. Fred Ezenwa, Hon. Kingsley Udemezue, Hon. Justice Azuka, Hon. Paul Obu, and Hon. Patrick Okafor.

They also urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Charles Soludo of the State and all other state governors to declare a state of emergency on security and hunger and in the next six months suspend works on other sectors including infrastructure.

“We, the Labour Party House of Assembly members, wish to lend our voice to the cry of our dear Leader, Mr. Peter Obi on the state of the nation after our emergency caucus meeting sitting. We, therefore, advise the Federal and State governments as follows:

“That His Excellency, Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu should suspend work on all other sectors including infrastructure for the next six months and declare a state of emergency on security and hunger in the nation.

“All state governors, including our dear governor Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo to suspend all infrastructural development in their various states for the next six months and declare a state of emergency on security and hunger.

“We, the Labour Party House of Assembly members, will relinquish our basic salary for six months to be our contribution to alleviate the suffering of the masses.

“In conclusion, we all know that the campaign is over and the election is over. Majority of Nigerians are suffering. People are dying every day as a result of hunger and insecurity.

“Thus, there is a need for the federal government and state governments to adhere to the advice given by our leader Mr. Peter Obi.

“We must commend our leader, His Excellency Mr. Peter Gregory Obi for this selfless effort to ensure the stability and growth of our nation. It really shows that he is committed to making this nation a better place for all of us.

“To the masses, hope is a virtue; we must sustain hope. That is the currency for a better tomorrow.”