FRESH TROUBLE IN IMO ASSEMBLY, TWO MEMBERS RISK SUSPENSION

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FRESH TROUBLE IN IMO ASSEMBLY, TWO MEMBERS RISK SUSPENSION
Even as the dust raised by the suspension of Six Lawmakers of the Imo State House of Assembly is yet to rest, another upheaval is about to be witnessed with fresh move to axe more.
An air of uncertainty is brewing at the State Legislature, as more members stand to be suspended over alleged conduct said to be unparliamentary.
Only a month ago, the foundation of the House was shaken when the Speaker, Rt Hon Paul Emeziem announced the suspension of Six Lawmakers.
Investigations by our reporter reveal that as means of instilling discipline among members of the Imo Parliament, the House is leaving no stone unturned in handing over sanctions to any erring colleague who doesn’t intend to fall in line with the desires of the powers that be in the State and at the Legislature.
The yet to be disclosed members, Trumpeta learnt would involve one from Orlu zone, and the other from Owerri zone.
A reliable source informed this Newspaper that the “yet-to’be” identified victims were said to have flouted the House Rules, and engaged in conducts unworthy of Legislators.
Trumpeta further gathered that the two members that are to be suspended escaped the earlier by whiskers but were put on a watchlist.
Apparently not aware of the plan, they were said to have continued their “unparliamentary conduct” warranting the fresh move to send them out.
In view of that, there could be a special sitting of the House any moment from now to enable the implementation of the next move .
It could be recalled that the House of Assembly members are currently on their annual recess, which is to terminate sometime next month (September, 2021).
There is disquiet, as no one knows who next to be suspended.
It was also discovered that the earlier suspended Lawmakers have purportedly met with the Appeal Committee, set up by the House, under the Leadership of Rt. Hon. Paul Emeziem.
While the crisis lingers, both the House Leadership and the suspended members have been laying claims and counter claims on Court orders making round the social media.
Further investigation had it that the suspended Legislators have denied ever going to Court to challenge the decision of the House.

EX IMO PARLIAMENTARIAN LAUDS UZODINMA OVER JUDICIOUS USE OF STATE RESOURCES
•CHARGES APPOINTEES ON SELFLESS SERVICES
Former House member for Oru East State Constituency, and the current Commissioner representing Oru East Local Government in the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, ISOPADEC, Hon. Nkenna John Nzeruo has extolled the State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma for running a transparent administration.
The Governor was also showered with accolades for maintaining the cardinal principles of rule of law, checks and balances, which are said to be the bedrock for the recorded milestone within a short period of less than two years of his enthronement.
Speaking with Journalists in Owerri shortly after a State function, the ISOPADEC Commissioner who represented Oru East State Constituency in the 8th House of Imo State House of Assembly thumbed up for Governor Uzodinma for changing negative narratives people had in Governance and her Leaders.
Hon. Nzeruo described the Governor as a worthy Leader, with the vision and mission of salvaging the State.
According to him, Uzodinma has already surpassed his predecessors, especially in areas of transparency and accountability.
Nzeruo posited that unlike in the past, Uzodinma has succeeded in making judicious use of Imo State resources in developing the State.
The ISOPADEC Commissioner further submitted that presently, available records have proven that all the monthly allocations due to the State from the Federal, and revenue generated by the State are being put into good use for the overall interest of the citizenry.
Hon. Nzeruo also stated that in maintaining one of his major campaign promises of not looting Imo State patrimony, Governor Hope Uzodinma has continued to live up to expectations, hence running a transparent Government.
The erstwhile Parliamentarian maintained that the chief driver of the 3R mantra of the present administration within less than two years on the wheel has history with Imo, as a Governor that restored the people’s confidence in the act of Governance.
Nzeruo also known as “Ikuku oma” recounted that over 50 solid roads have been fully constructed across the State, while others are still under construction.
Reconstruction of health centres, schools, and industries were not left out, as he expressed satisfaction that all monies belonging to the State are channeled on relevant things.
Continuing, Hon. Nkenna Nzeruo opined that, in contrary to what Imo people used to witness during past administrations, Uzodinma on assumption into office enshrined and has continued to operate an open door policy, by meeting and interacting with the masses especially, stakeholders across party lines as well as getting to hear directly from them in a bid to ascertaining their needs/want, and finding possible solutions to them.
The Oru East born politician averred that the Governor has not only ensured compliance to rule of law, but has followed it up in ensuring that the Treasury Single Account, TSA, is into use without compromise.
Nzeruo hinged that for egocentric Leaders, whether or not the TSA is practiced or not, wouldn’t be their problem, but for Uzodinma, giving periodic account of every dime that enters into The State treasury/coffers is a priority.
He recalled that the Governor in his proactiveness has remained resolute in saving and utilising all funds from ISOPADEC, ADAPALM, for the purpose of development and adequate welfare of the Areas.
Hon. Nkenna Nzeruo said, “His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodinma is shocking detractors on daily basis with achievements. He is not relenting in both human, capital and developmental projects. Imo money is now in safe hands, who is ensuring that every fund is channeled to the original purposes”.
He added, “As a democrat, who respects people’s rights and opinions, the Governor has not failed in carrying all along. The stakeholders meeting, LGA visits were his arrangement to speak directly with the masses down to grassroot. Such is a mark of a Leader, a part we have never had without deception before”.
However, he called on all political Leaders and opposition to close ranks and join in the mission of making Imo greater than ever.
On the foregoing, political appointees and those yet to be appointed to the State Government are hereby charged to be good ambassadors wherever and in whatever they do.
Further buttressing on the numerous achievements of Governor Uzodinma, Nzeruo reminded all the appointees, irrespective of their portfolios to quit acts capable of brewing bad name to the Government, as well as to the Governor.
Also, he urged the aides to shun egocentric behavior, stressing that their target shouldn’t be what to gain or for self aggrandizement, rather for the service of Ndi Imo, geared towards the development of the State for posterity sake.

2023 REPS: UCHE OGBUAGU FINALLY OPENS UP ON AMBITION
•MARKS 49TH BIRTHDAY WITH RETIREES, DESTITUTE
•SPLASHES BUSES, CARS, WHEEL CHAIRS, OTHERS
The die is cast for who represents Mbaitoli/Ikeduru (Mbaike) Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Abuja, as Hon. Amb. Uche Ogbuagu opens up on his next political move.
Presently, Amb. Ogbuagu represents Ikeduru Constituency in Imo State House of Assembly.
Marking his 49th birthday anniversary in his Akabo country home on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the erstwhile comedian expressed his readiness in giving Mbaike effective representation in the Green Chambers, Abuja.
Addressing pressmen, he disclosed that his zeal to go to the House of Reps wasn’t just hatched newly, but an arrangement he made open during his 2019 House of Assembly campaigns.
Ogbuagu said he explicitly made it clear to Ikeduru people that he was only going to the State Assembly for four years, and after the end of the four year tenure, he would vye for the Green Chambers.
“I am a straightforward person, I don’t know how to hide my feelings. I have been able to draw my itinerary that after four years when I must have completed the part of Ikeduru West in the State Legislature, it would go to Ikeduru East for House of Assembly;
Now, the House of Reps should come back to Ikeduru, having been in Mbaitoli in the last 8 years”.
Hon. Uche Ogbuagu further explained, “Uche Nwole was there before Bethel Amadi went for 12 years. Not just 12 years, it was agreed that it should be rotated. Now that Rt. Hon. Henry Nwawuba my brother has been there for 8 years, he has now completed the 12 years of Mbaitoli. It is now the turn of Ikeduru, and Ikeduru will not make the mistake of somebody whose father want to contest or somebody an underaged”.
Expressing optimism, Ogbuagu opined that he doesn’t believe in sharing money, but knows that his indelible footprints would speak for him.
“It’s on record that I gave a meaning, an angle, another definition to what legislation should be, having successfully executed 54 verifiable projects as a State Lawmaker. My people are hungry of well, effective representation that can be felt”.
The proud CEO of some radio stations across Imo and Abia State however thumbed up for the introduction of electronic voting, as he called on the full support of Journalists.
Further speaking on his birthday anniversary, Ogbuagu enthused, “Much as we planned the birthday not to have any political coloration, but it turned out that way”.
Giving reasons for celebrating his birthday with the destitute and down downtrodden, Uche Ogbuagu revealed that knowing where he was and where he is presently, speaks of God’s blessings upon his life, hence dining with the less privileged.
The comedian turned Lawmaker narrated how his father earned a living as a cobbler, and his mother a petty trader, while himself was a street hawker in the nook and cranny of Aba.
He maintained that as long as God who uplifted him from nobody to someone gives him life, he will continue to identify with the poor and needy.
He thanked Governor Hope Uzodinma for his Fatherly roles and support, as well as his colleagues in the Legislature for identifying with him.
Members of the House of Assembly present were; Honorables; Arthur Egwim, Kennedy Ibeh, Ngozi Obiefule, Solomon Anukam, Paschal Okolie, Okey Onyekanma.
Others were; Commissioner for Information, Hon. Declan Emelumba, Prof. Cona Asinu Anosike.
There were presentation of branded buses, cars, motorcycles, wheel chairs, and other gift items. Also was the cutting of the birthday cake with the senior citizens.