IMO ASSEMBLY TO RESUME SITTING AFTER 2 MONTHS BREAK
•RELOCATES TO MAIN COMPLEX
All modalities are now in order for the resumption of Legislative activities, as Lawmakers would on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 resume work after two months of annual recess.
Recall that Imo State House of Assembly Members (9th House), in August embarked on compulsory leave.
This was announced by the then Speaker, Rt. Hon. Kennedy Ibeh, after the Screening and Confirmation of the 27 Sole Administrators, SOLADS, Chief Judge of Imo State, and the President Customary Court of Appeal.
Having rested enough, they are bidded to return for the continuation of their legislative exercise from next week.
As part of efforts towards ensuring a smooth return, new offices at the main Assembly complex have been allocated to respective House Members, as well as different Legislative offices.
Assembly Vibes who visited the temporary site yesterday, noticed that transfer of files and office furniture to the refurbished main complex is in top gear.
All the Assembly Staff, and Aides to the Lawmakers were spotted, joyously moving their items to their designated offices.
The joy in their faces was contagious.
One of the ladies who pleaded anonymity told our Assembly Correspondent, “Ahh, Trumpeta, you don’t know how happy we are ooo. This place was never conducive for us at all. Most of the quarters were leaking roof, and the spaces too stuffy. We are glad to relocate to our main offices. In fact ehhh, Governor Hope Uzodinma just made us big men and women by the lavished furnishing of the complex. We are resuming on Tuesday”.
While that is put in place, Imolites however expect more speedy and people oriented Legislation, especially as the 2023 polls is four months away.
Some of the bills yet to be passed could be on the front burner to avoid carry over in the 10th House.
For those unknown to the changes in the Imo Legislature, the plenary session will be presided by the new Speaker, Rt. Hon. Emeka Nduka.
NATURAL DISASTER: UGBOMA’S PROMPT RESPONSE TO FLOOD VICTIMS EARNS HIM ACCOLADES, AS HE CHARGES NEMA
The popular aphorism that “A leader is born, and not made” could be likened to the attributes possessed by the Member representing Oguta State Constituency at the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon Frank Ugboma, as he has continued to demonstrate uncommon traits towards the wellbeing of his constituents.
Shortly after the flood menace struck in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta villages of Imo State, the State Lawmaker swung into action.
Ugboma didn’t only visit the site of the incident, but also resurrected hopes among the victims by words of admonition and support.
Recall that few weeks ago, houses, properties and humans were submerged by flood in Oguta Ameshi and the rest of the communities within the riverine axis of the LGA.
The disaster also extended to Ohaji/Egbema, a neighbouring LGA of Oguta.
This scenario forced inhabitants to flee their homes to a safer vicinity.
Trumpeta Assembly Vibes gathered that Hon Ugboma rapidly stormed the scene with one of the Federal Government’s interventionist Agencies, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), for the purposes of ascertaining the level of damages caused by the flood, and in ensuring that the victims are adequately taken care of.
Among the reasons proffered was to curtail any future psychological trauma among the victims.
As if that was not enough, the Oguta House Member pleaded with both the Federal and Imo State Governments to make a quick move to the area as the victims are currently in dire need of humanitarian and economic assistance.
Speaking further, he charged Government in compliance with the best practices, especially towards putting a permanent stop to the reoccurrence, as it had been reportedly managed previously.
Both the residents and the Traditional Ruler of the place, Igwe Ajie Chinedu Nzeribe were commended for their calmness in identifying the event as a natural phenomenon.
The natives however lauded Ugboma for his kindness. They expressed delight for having him as their representative, even though as they pledged their unalloyed support towards his second term re-election bid.
EBERE UDEAGU’S DEMISE, A HUGE LOSS
– SPEAKER NDUKA
As Imolites and Nigerians mourn the transition of late former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Engr. Ebere Udeagu, his kinsmen are not left out in observing the mourning period.
The political iroko who served as Deputy Governor under the Achike Udenwa led Imo’s administration passed away two weeks ago at the age of 79.
Against this backdrop, the Speaker of the State Legislature who represents Ehime Mbano Constituency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Nduka has condoled the bereaved family over the loss.
Paying a tribute to the fallen hero of Okigwe zone on Monday, alongside his kinsmen, the Speaker described Engr. Ebere Udeagu’s death as a big blow.
He said, his death has created a vacuum in Okigwe zone considering the fatherly roles he played.
Nduka who wore a sober look, opined that he received the news of the death of late Udeagu with shock, particularly, because the former deputy governor was seen at the last State function penultimate week without any sign that death was around the corner.
He further described him as a political figure whose demise is a huge loss to Okigwe Zone and Imo State.
According to the Speaker, late Chief Ebere Udeagu was a dedicated and committed deputy governor who did not only display the hard working spirit of the people of Okigwe Zone, but was also a strong support to the pursuit and growth of the Zone.
While praying for the repose of the soul of the deceased, he urged the wife, family members and well wishers to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.
2023 MBAIKE REPS:
OGBUAGU HAMMERS ON TRANSPARENCY, HONESTY, ACCOUNTABILITY AS VIRTUES FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE
•AS LABOUR PARTY VOWS TO DELIVER HIM
A call has gone out for all hands to be on deck as to ensure the enthronement of good governance at all levels in the next elections.
Speaking at a meeting held on Tuesday, the Labour Party Candidate for Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency, Hon. Uche Ogbuagu reiterated that transparency, honesty and transparency are the best virtues for good governance.
He submitted that no elected person would do better while lacking of the qualities.
He added that any government devoid of the above doesn’t have the foundation to deliver dividends of democracy to the citizenry.
‘Ogbuagu Mbaike’ as repeated by the people said, as elections approaches, the masses should exercise their franchise for Labour Party candidates, as pedigree, sagacity and political prowess are inbuilt in them to offer corrupt free administration.
Hon Ogbuagu explained that Labour Party parades the most credible Candidates whose source of livelihood are not in doubt.
For the race, the vibrant Ikeduru Lawmaker re-echoed his willingness in transforming the face of Mbaike to the envy of other Federal Constituencies, if elected.
Chairman of Labour Party, Chief Innocent Anukam while speaking declared that the party is an indivisible entity.
He urged the Excos at all the levels to maintain high sense of grassroots mobilization in their areas so as to give their Candidates a landslide victory in 2023.
The party men and women in their respective speeches vowed to enthrone Ogbuagu and others.