The speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Emeka Nduka has said the House was still continuing with its legislative business in spite of the tight schedules of members seeking positions into different elective offices.
Nduka asserted that the House cannot shut down because of the ongoing electioneering by candidates vying for different positions.
Speaking on resumption of plenary on Tuesday, October 25, Nduka urged members to continue to attend plenary regularly and promptly in spite of the rigours and tight schedules of campaigns.
According to him, it is the duty which the members owe their constituents in particular and Imolites in general.
Nduka said; “But let us remember that Imo State House of Assembly has not shut down and will not because of election.
“I therefore request that despite the rigour and tight schedule of campaign, we must endeavour to come to plenary regularly and promptly. It is a duty we owe our constituencies and by extension Imolites.
“We must pursue and discharge our legislative duties with vigour and commitment until the end of the life span of the 9th Assembly.
“We must take our core legislative assignments- lawmaking, oversight and appropriation seriously.
The speaker seized the opportunity to express his gratitude to the the state governor, Hope Uzodimma for renovating the assembly complex and equipping it with state-of-the-art gadgets.
He also thanked the clerk, Chinelo Emeghara, members of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), Imo state chapter and correspondents as well as all those working at different levels for the success of the assembly.
However, the House on Thursday, October 27 had to adjourn to November 9 following poor attendance to plenary.
Out of the 24 members, only six attended sitting resulting to lack of quorum.
Recall that two members of the House namely Okey Onyekanma (Mbaitoli) and Ekene Nnodumele (Orsu) are at present serving indefinite suspension while Obinna Okwara (Nkwerre) was sacked for defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party resulting in his seat remaining vacant.