Labour Party ranks swell in Abia Assembly, YPP duo defect… Members of the Judicial Service Commission screened and cleared.



The ranks of the Labour Party in the Abia State House of Assembly swelled, Tuesday, giving them a clear majority, following the defection of Hon Iheanacho Nwogu of Osisioma North State Constituency and Hon Fyne Ahuama of Osisioma South State Constituency, both initially of the Young Progressives Party.

Following a correspondence conveying the duo’s expulsion from the YPP as a result of what was tagged “anti Party activities” for openly supporting the administration of Governor Alex Otti, which was read out during Plenary by the Speaker, Rt Hon Emmanuel Emeruwa, both sought for succour in the Labour Party which was granted.

In their explanations, Hon Iheanacho Nwogu who is the Deputy Whip of the 8th Assembly and Hon Fyne Ahuama pledged their total support for the Alex Otti administration hinging same on the fact that the “Labour Party is founded on the tenets of justice and fair play”.

Also during Plenary, Tuesday, the Nominees of the Judicial Service Commission were screened and cleared by the Abia Assembly.

The Speaker hinted that thorough legislative tinkering had been done, hinting that same will be conveyed to the Executive for further action.

Those cleared include Barrister KS Chibuzo Irobi, Mr Fynecountry Maduforo Iyioku, Professor Chukwu Udensi and Engr Ogbonna Moses Emeka.

Plenary was adjourned to Wednesday, 15th May, 2024 for further Legislative business.



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