The new Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Emeka Nduka, has promised to carry his colleagues along in enacting laws that would impact positively on the lives of the people.
The Ehime Mbano-born lawyer made the promise in an interview with newsmen shortly after his emergence as the fourth speaker of the Ninth Assembly on Monday, 19th September, 2022.
Nduka assured that the House, under his leadership, would take its oversight functions seriously to ensure that the 3R objectives of Governor Hope Uzodimma’s administration were fully realized.
” We are going to make sure that we are on the same page. We will make more good laws, adopt more good motions that will impact positively on our people, the people of Imo State.
“We are going to take our oversight functions seriously to ensure that the 3R mantra of the state government under the auspices of our own Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, are fully realised”, he said.
Nduka who described the change in the leadership of the House as a smooth transition, thanked his colleagues for the confidence reposed in him.
Nduka succeeded Kennedy Ibeh, member for Obowo Constituency, who resigned as speaker for undisclosed personal reasons.
Before Ibeh, Chiji Collins(Isiala Mbano) and Paul Emeziem (Onuimo) were speakers of the Ninth Assembly.
While Chiji was impeached for unparliamentary conduct, Emeziem was ousted for alleged forgery and gross misconduct.
Chiji later pleaded and his impeachment was commuted to resignation.
Only two members of the House out of six of Okigwe Zone extraction where the speakership seat is zoned to, have not become speakers of the Ninth Assembly.
They are Chidiebere Ogbunikpa(Okigwe) and Michael Crown Njoku(Ihitte-Uboma).