Abia Assembly assures Uzodike’s Swearing-in; Issues Innoson Motors a fortnight ultimatum

The 8th Abia State House of Assembly has assured that political means would soon be applied to resolve the issues surrounding the delayed swearing-in of Hon Aaron Uzodike who was declared winner in the 2023 States Assembly election Tribunal by an Appellate Court to represent Aba North State Constituency.

The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Emeruwa made this known while briefing newsmen on the one-year achievements of the Eighth State Assembly which was inaugurated on June 14, 2023, held at the Conference Room of the State Assembly Umuahia.

The Speaker who absolved himself from blame over Hon. Uzodike’s predicament, said a date was fixed earlier for his swearing-in shortly after his victory at the Court only for an interlocutory injunction was served on him for his suspension.

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In another development, Rt. Hon. Emeruwa further disclosed that the House has passed five bills into law out of 15 bills it received for consideration since its inauguration last year.

The number one State lawmaker who was accompanied at the briefing by 17 members of the House, listed the bills passed including the 2023 Appropriation bill, the Greater Aba Development Authority bill, the 2024 Appropriation bill, the Governor and Deputy Governor Pension Review bill, and the Medicine/Health Commodities bill.

Emeruwa further noted that the House has also within the period treated 46 petitions, raised 55 motions, and passed 50 resolutions.

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Emeruwa revealed that members of the 8th Abia Assembly were yet to be issued with official vehicles a year after inauguration, pointing out that Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) Company was to be blamed.

He however added that the company had received all the money for the vehicles but has not been able to supply the vehicles.

He, therefore, issued a two-week ultimatum to Innoson to supply the vehicles as the House has been patient enough or the money would be refunded.

Lending his voice in contribution, the Deputy Speaker, Rt.Hon. Augustine Okezie said the actions of the State House of Assembly have always been dictated by the desire to deliver the dividends of democracy Abians.