We Were So Caged In Bondage Under Okorocha, But Our Freedom Is Ihedioha, Says Ex-Imo Assembly Speaker

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Dan Opara

 

The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon.Chinedu Offor,on Monday,June 10th 2019,during his valedictory speech at their last plenary session as the 8th House of  Assembly expressed delight to be liberated in the cage of bondage of the immediate past Governor of Imo State,Rochas Okorocha by the emergence of Gov.Emeka Ihedioha, who brought freedom into the State Legislative Arms of Govt.

 

It was indeed their last sitting as they moved series of motions including: “the motion to urge the house to pass a vote of confidence on the immediate past Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere. Motion to for vote of confidence on the current IMHA Speaker, Rt.Hon.Chinedu Offor, the motion to approve all outstanding votes and processings of the eight house,third assembly of Imo State House of Assembly,and the valedictory session of the eight house,third assembly”.

 

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In his own valedictory speech,Hon.Mike Iheanaetu,representing Aboh-Mbaise,expressed satisfaction to be a lawmaker in the outgoing 8th Imo Assembly,even as he also expressed dissatisfaction over way they were mal-treated by the outgone Imo Governor,Rochas Okorocha,whom he described as a very wicked and ungrateful man who does not have the interest of other people at heart.

 

Hon.Iheanaetu,aka Akwakuru,who recounted his legislative experiences,accused Okorocha of using them roughly.

 

“Iheanaetu to the Speaker Offor,”use your parliamentary immunity to reinstate all the house of assembly members,especially the immediate past Speaker,Rt.Hon.Acho Ihim,the past Majority Leader,Hon.Lugard Osuji,who were suspended”.

 

The Aboh-Mbaise-born lawmaker,Iheanaetu therefore commended the Speaker,Rt.Hon.Offor for his legal experiences between his few time in office as the speaker and for making the house proud.

 

Hon.Maxwell Odunze,member representing Orlu,in his words,added that they as members of the 8th Assembly were fully involved towards their predicaments under Gov.Rochas Okorocha.

 

Furthermore,the member for Njaba,Hon.Amb.Mrs.Uju Onwudiwe,said she does not regret to be part of the 8th Assembly,stated that all of them have shared in the last state assembly.

 

Hon.Israel Nnataraonye,aka Olugbu,representing Mbaitoli,commended the sagacity and doggedness of the immediately past Deputy Governor,Prince Eze Madumere.

 

“My happiness is that I did not disappoint my constituency and my conscience during the impeachment saga of Prince Madumere. I was suspended from the house through the Okorocha for 10 months. My suspension was triggered by the Rochas and Executive powers. Olugbu lamented the high level of his predicament because I decided not to support the kangaroo impeachment of Prince Madumere”,Nnataraonye disclosed.

 

Moreso,Olugbu frowned at the ugly and terrible situation he faced during his time of embezzlement,especially on the issue of his suspension,even as he wish all the lawmakers a successful endeavors.

 

Hon.Kennedy Ibeh,representing Obowo,thanked God for keeping them alive since 2015-2019,stated that whatsoever have a beginning,have an end.

 

Hon.Ibeh,while speaking also thanked the people of Obowo for their political support.

 

“My regret would be that he found himself under an administration who has nothing to do with the rule of law. I discovered that it was a taboo to move motions. I regretted the inability of the house to have freedom of expression. I regretted that the members of 8th assembly became stooges,according to many Imo people. Rule of law were given leap service. Parliamentarian has come to stay in Imo. We shall revisit all those summersultic laws we made in the state under Okorocha. Some members were slapped. We were not all dump,we were pushed into the power of darkness of Okorocha,but thank God that the light has come through the rebuild mission of Gov.Emeka Ihedioha. In Imo-the legislature died. Some members of the house stood against of my smartness. Sentiments beclouded the house,mediocrity was exalted in the 8th assembly”,Hon.Ibeh submitted.

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