The members of the Imo State House of Assembly, yesterday, May 23rd, 2019, reconvened and resolved to embark on plenary sitting for three (3) consecutive days before valedictory.
They had earlier served the now embattled and suspended Speaker, Acho Ihim, an impeachment notice following what the described as obdurate disposition towards an olive branch and rapprochement extended to him to voluntarily relinquish office in the interest of the continued existence of the 8thAssembly, which is expected to wrap up their proceeding and activities before June 6, 2019.
During their latest strategic meeting at the premises of the State House of Assembly, twenty one (21) of them including the three female members, Mrs Uju Onwudiwe, Dr Uche Ejiogu and Ngozi Obiefule, officially notified the Clerk of the House, Barr Chris Duru of their intention to sit in the plenary for three consecutive days.
Among the resolutions adopted at the meeting which formed part of the contents of the official notification for sitting forwarded to the Clerk of the House include;
“That we, the undersigned members of the State House of Assembly, pursuant to Rule 13 sub Rules 1, 2, and 3, of the Imo State House of Assembly Rules, hereby requisition sitting of the House having resolved as follows;
1. That the House of Assembly cannot be absconded from sitting and House businesses indefinitely in the interest of Imo state.
2. That the House of Assembly shall sit on 23rd, 24th and 25th of May 2019, at exactly 9am respectively.
3. That the Clerk should immediately comply with Rule 13, sub Rules 3 in the interest of the sanctity of the House and the people”. Apart from Hon. Kennedy Ibeh and the three female members, other prominent signatories to the notification of sitting include the Acting Speaker, Hon Chinedu Offor, his Deputy, Hon Engr. Chika Madumere, Majority Leader, Hon. Chukwuemeka Llyod, Lawman Duruji and Dr Chiji Collins.
Meanwhile, nothing has been heard of the deposed Acho Ihim since his suspension and publication of his notice of impeachment, nor those few members including those of Ideato South, Ikechukwu Awuka and Egwim of Ideato North, who are sympathetic to the plight of their brother Governor.