NNEWI – Two civil rights groups in Anambra State, Civil Liberty Organisation (CLO) and Society for Defence of People Rights (SDPR), have urged the new state House of Assembly, which will be inaugurated today (June 12th) in Awka, the state capital by Governor Willie Obiano to make independence of the executive a priority as well as pursue making quality laws that will impact positively on lives of the common people in the state.
Stating this in a release signed by Comrade Vincent Ezekwuieme, Chidi Mbah, Nicholas Amoke, chairman, secretary, PRO for Civil liberty Organisation (CLO), and Mazi John Nwaobasi (Jnr) and Comrade Osita Umezulike for the society for SDPR, made available to newsmen in Nnewi last Tuesday, the two groups advised the new Assembly not to be a rubber stamp to the executive but rather be an Assembly that will work for the people.
Also they admonished them to come out with a law that will put a permanent stop to lingering issue of illegal revenue collectors and collection, multiple taxation, extortions and exploitation of the citizens and visitors by market leaders.
They the assembly to prioritize attracting democracy dividends to their various constituencies and come out with a motion to allocate fund to the state Independent Election Electoral Commission (ANSIEC) for quick conduct of the local government election
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