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Three Lawmakers Suspended In Imo State House of Assembly

By Our Correspondent

The Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Kennedy Ibeh, has suspended three lawmakers for what he called dereliction of duty and also declared vacant the position of the member, Tochi Okere, representing Ngor Okpala constituency in the state.

The Speaker has, therefore, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a bye election to elect a new representative for the constituency.

The suspended lawmakers are Authur Egwin (Ideato North), Ngozi Obiefule (Isu), and Obinna Okwara (Nkwere).

The Speaker said during a plenary on Thursday that the sacking of the Ngor Okpala representative was in line with the House Rules and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He noted that Okere had not attended plenaries up to one-third since he was inaugurated as a lawmaker in 2019 while the house register also showed that the suspended three lawmakers only attended plenaries 29 times in 2019, 14 times in 2020 and had not attended any plenary in 2021.

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