Imo Speaker lied, Ihedioha gifted us 2019 SUV- Oguta House Member

Imo Speaker lied, Ihedioha gifted us 2019 SUV- Oguta House Member

The lawmaker representing Oguta state constituency at the Imo State House of Assembly, Frank Ugboma, has described as false, a statement made by the Speaker of the State Assembly, Collins Chiji, that former governor Emeka Ihedioha gave lawmakers refurbished vehicles as official cars. The speaker made the claim at a state function in Owerri, on Wednesday. However, Ugboma who is the deputy minority leader of the House, on Thursday urged the speaker to stop “bootlicking.” Ugboma said, “I refuse to believe that the Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Mr. Chiji Collins, actually made such statement as credited to him, but if he did, I say, that it is most unfortunate, appalling and embarrassing to the entire 9th House because that statement is false. “May I inform the general public that the official vehicles under reference are 2019 Brand new Prado Jeeps given to the House members in the year 2019. One wonders how imaginable a 2019 model Prado Jeep could be refurbished in the same 2019.” Copyright PUNCH

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Imo House of Assembly members fight dirty, 2 members injured

The member representing Ahiazu Mbaise State Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon Samuel Otuibe, is said to have engaged in a show of shame by allegedly throwing a wine bottle at a female colleague, an act considered by many as the height of unparliamentary conduct and behavour. A House of Assembly source who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity, said the incident happened at a caucus of the All Progressive Congress members in the House meeting convened by the Speaker, Rt Hon (Dr) Chiji Collins. But when members, for whatever reason, objected to the meeting being held in the Speaker’s lodge, it was then held at the Deputy Speaker’s official residence. According to him, “when members were allowed to air their views after the Speakers initial remarks, Hon Ngozi Obiefule, who represents Isu State Constituency, in her contribution accused the Speaker of peddling falsehood against her, in a bid to malign and tarnish her hard earned image and reputation. Hon Otuibe, instead of allowing her to fully air her views, allegedly tried to shout her down. This infuriated some of the lawmakers who were not comfortable with the way Otuibe spoke, including Hon Uj

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Imo speaker, seven lawmakers join APC

Imo speaker, seven lawmakers join APC

Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly , Collins Chiji , has defected to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party. Seven other lawmakers equally joined the ruling APC from the PDP . The speaker announced his defection and that of his colleagues during a plenary on Tuesday , The PUNCH reports . The plenary , which lasted for 15 minutes, came to an end after the speaker announced the names of the defecting lawmakers . Apart from the speaker , others who defected are Uche Ogbuagu ( Ikeduru ) , Dominic Ezerioha ( Oru West ) Chigozie Nwaneri( Oru East ) , Kanayo Onyemaechi ( Owerri West ) , Kennedy Ibe ( Obowo ) Onyemaechi Njoku ( Ihitte / Uboma ) , and Eddy Obinna ( Aboh Mbaise ) . With the defections , APC now has 18 lawmakers with PDP having eight in the Imo State House of Assembly . Uju Onwudiwe ( Njaba ) , who was declared the winner of the supplementary election held Saturday , on Action Alliance platform , is yet to be sworn- in by the speaker.

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Nine hospitalised as truck rams into seven vehicles in Imo

No fewer than nine persons have been hospitalised after a truck rammed into seven other vehicles on Njaba bridge along Owerri / Orlu Expressway. Uju Onwudiwe , who represents Njaba constituency at the State House of Assembly confirmed the accident while moving a motion on the floor of the House . She called on Governor Emeka Ihedioha to repair the Njaba bridge as a matter of urgency . The lawmaker said that she cried when she got to the scene of the incident . She said that the accident could have been averted if the damaged bridge had been repaired . She said , “Mr Speaker and my colleagues , you need to see what happened at Njaba bridge . That accident would have been averted if the damaged bridge had been repaired . “As a lawmaker and as a mother I am very concerned . It could have been any of us . As I speak, nine persons are still hospitalised and others have gone . I also urge that the cars be removed from the roads before hoodlums hijack them . ” While urging her colleagues to support the motion , she said that lives should not be politicised. Eddy Obinna ( Aboh Mbaise ) who spoke against the motion said that the road could not be given speedy attenti

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