The newly appointedSenior Special Assistant to the Deputy Senate President on Legal and Constitutional Matters, Barrister Felix Morka has declared that with his new position, he will do all in his power to ensure he attracts development to Ika land.
He made this declaration while addressing newsmen at his residence in Agbor Ika South L.G.A, over the weekend. Barrister Morka said every office opens up opportunities adding that he would seize any opportunity available to him to bring development to Ika Nation. The Lawyer maintained that the major duty of the Legislative arm of government was to make law. While pointing out that his new job is interesting, he stated that he is abreast of demands with his new responsibility. The SSA commended the Deputy Senate President for putting up a brilliant team, which he claims is a good start for a serious minded politician who is out to improve the lots of those he or she represents.
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He noted that his job is to provide strategic support for the Deputy Senate President to accomplish his Constitutional duties, and also to provide first class and high quality documentation and recommendation.
The politician maintained that when progressive laws are made, it would positively affect the nation, while saying that one of the functions of the legal team, is to find out laws which are obsolete for revisit and possible amendment
Speaking further, he maintained that the All Progressive Congress (APC) was poised to take over Delta State from Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) come 2023.
Barr. Morka noted that the people do not have laws that they deserve and even when such laws were enacted, they were not enforced. He ascribed the cause to the rift between the executive and the 8th Assembly, harping on the constant squabbles between the duo to the reason substantive progress was not achieved in the previous administration of President Buhari. He added that the 9th Assembly would not toe the line of the preceding 8th Assembly but would work in synergy with the executive arm of the government in order to fashion out ways to improve on the lives of Nigerians.
According to him, the current National Assembly would try and democratize the process of law making as he claims that before now, stakeholders were not fully involved in the process of making laws that affect them, pointing out that if people who were actors in a particular sector, were allowed to make such impute when laws that concern them were to be made, their contribution would go a long way in helping to make such laws realistic and objective, but regretted that in the past, Nigerians will wake up in the morning to hear that one bill or the other have been passed without knowing the content of such bills. He noted that for laws to be regarded as being good, such laws must be consistent.
Barr. Morka revealed that Ika nation has never had it this good with two other Ika sons in the persons of Mr. Sebastine Okoh as the Personal Assistant to the Deputy Senate President on ….. and Hon. Dunkwu Chamberlain as Senior Special Adviser to the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, maintaining that he was poised to work with everyone of them to ensure that Ika people get the dividends of democracy from the centre, saying that every public office holder owes his or her community good representation for development irrespective of political affiliation. He further noted that he would join forces with Sebastine Okoh as both of them are in the same team, to influence development to Ika nation.
Speaking further, he said APC in the South-South Geo-Political Zone now has a clear leadership in the person of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as the Leader of the party, noting that with the recent development, APC in the region stands a better chance as it has repositioned things also adding that the acrimony at the State level has been resolved as it now has one leadership saying that they are ready, come 2023 to take over the government of Delta State.
More over, Barr. Morka maintained that PDP government is insensitive to the plight of the people. He expressed disappointment over the current state of road construction in Ika South, especially in a community and constituency the governor of the state hails from and has local Government Council Chairmen; all of the same party, and an individual like Donald Peterson will be repairing dilapidated roads which are supposed to be done by the local government.
He further stated that Ika South Council has nothing on ground to show for the allocations they have been getting directly from the Federal Government unlike before when they had a joint account with the state government. According to him, they have no excuse not to perform and deliver to the people who voted them in.
He condemned politicians who come every four years to ask for vote but go back to sleep at the expense of the people’s suffering immediately they are elected, stating that Ika people have been charitable enough to PDP. In his words, “They deserve some return in the quality of service. Those in government should do more. The idea of seeking for election and doing nothing when elected is unacceptable.
Continuing, Barr. Morka Commended President Muhammadu Buhari for breaking the bottleneck where funds were passed through the state governments to the local governments saying that most state governments were diverting such funds, to their own use. He said, the local governments can now plan and make budget as one expects to see notable increase in the services rendered to the people at the grassroots.
He stated that the citizens have right to demand for accountability from their political office holders. He therefore called on the citizens to join force to ensure that the government does the needful
The APC stalwart thanked Donald Peterson for the palliative measure at Isede/Marriere Junction which gave the road a facelift praying for God’s blessings on him.
The Deputy Senate President aide once more assured that the government would do better this dispensation in as much as there is synergy between the National Assembly and the Executive Arm of government, stating that there is no system that witnesses progress when there is rancor as good governance can never be if the various arms of government do not synergize.