APGA Lawmaker Wants Constituency Fund Removed From National Budget


Member of the Board of Trustees and Abia North senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief David Onuoha-Bourdex, yesterday renewed the call for the removal of constituency projects funds from the national budget, saying it is a source of corruption in the legislative business of the country.

He said he would rather the legislators focus on their job of lawmaking through painstaking oversight and holding the executive to account.

Onuoha-Bourdex reiterated that the Arochukwu-Ohafia road has remained in its deplorable state mainly because lawmakers from the area see the project as a source of easy money during oversight.

“It is such projects that the lawmakers should insist that the executive should fix using the best contractors, materials and equipment.

“Arochukwu-Ohafia road has passed the usual cement and reinforced concrete approach. Marine engineers and contractors should have been penciled to handle the erosion-prone project,” he declared.