Okorocha, Rep Obi sponsored 15 bills or more in Imo National Assembly Scorecard

With thirteen members from Imo State at the National Assembly, here's the scorecard of Senators and members of the House of Representatives from the state. This piece is focused on their performance in the area of Bill Sponsorship over the last three years (2019 -2022)
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With thirteen members from Imo State at the National Assembly, here’s the scorecard of Senators and members of the House of Representatives from the state. This piece is focused on their performance in the area of Bill Sponsorship over the last three years (2019 -2022)

 

 

READ ALSO: Ex-Enugu Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani sponsored one bill in three years | National Assembly Scorecard

 

 

THE SENATE SCORECARD

Imo
Rochas Okorocha
Representing Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Okorocha has fifteen bills to his name, including the 1999 Constitution (Alteration) Bill, 2020,  in the period under review.
He chairs Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism and is currently embattled following allegations of fraud amounting to N2.9 billion by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). The lawmaker is a two-time governor of Imo State (2011 – 2019).
Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi
The Senator representing Imo East in the National Assembly has sponsored eleven bills in the last three years. Amongst bills sponsored by the lawmaker is the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Bill 2021, a piece of legislation seeking to prohibit the payment and receipt of ransom for the release of any person kidnapped, imprisoned or wrongfully confined.
The bill has scaled second readingElected to parliament on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019; he exited the ‘umbrella party’ for the Labour Party in June 2021 where he secured the party’s ticket to contest the Senatorial Election for his District holding on February 25 2023.

 

 

 

Chukwuma Frank Ibezim
A representative of Imo North Senatorial District at the Red Chamber, Ibezim has sponsored two bills since his election to parliament in April 2021. One of the bills is the legislation seeking the establishment of a National Research and Innovation Council, which was passed by the Senate.
A founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ibezim, came to the Senate following the death of the previous occupant of the seat, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, on December 18, 2019. Ibezim was sworn in on April 27, 2021, after months of court battles which saw victorious
He had in 2010 previously run unsuccessfully for the Okigwe South Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP)

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SCORECARD
Imo

Paschal Obi

The member representing Ideato North/Ideato South Federal Constituency at the Green Chamber has sponsored eighteen bills since the inception of the Ninth Assembly. His bills include the Compulsory, Free Universal Basic Education Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

He was elected to the House on the platform of the Action Alliance (AA); he defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in February 2020. The Chairman of the House Committee on Health Institutions is also alleged to have left the fold of the APC for the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

 

Henry Udocukwu Nwawuba

A representative of  Ikeduru/Mbaitoli Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Rep  Nwawuba, has sponsored nine bills on the floor of the Green Chamber.

A second term-lawmaker in the National Assembly, he was elected on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) but left the party for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in 2022. He doubles as Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Niger Delta.

 

Other lawmakers in the Green Chamber, who equally sponsored nine bills each, are:

  • Mariam Onouha representing of Isiala Mbano/Okigwe/Onuimo Federal Constituency, and
  • Ugonna Ozurigbo representing Isu/Njaba/Nkwere/Nwangele Federal Constituency; a former Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly who chairs the House Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

Rep. Bede Uchenna Eke representing Abo-Mbaise/Ngor Okpala Federal Constituency, and Rep Elezieanya Ikenna Onyechere, representing Owerri Municipal/Owerri North/West Federal Constituency, have sponsored seven bills, respectively. They were both elected on the platform of PDP.

 

 

 

 

 

Kingsley Chima Uju
The lawmaker representing Ohaji/Egema/Oguta/Oru-West Federal Constituency sponsored five bills since his election to the Green Chamber in 2019.

 

 

Emeka Martins Chinedu
Representing Ahiazu Mbaise/Ezinihitte Federal Constituency, the lawmaker sponsored four bills in the last three years.

 

 

Jerry Alagbasoso
Rep. Alagbasoso representing Orlu/Oru-East/Orsu Federal Constituency, sponsored just one bill since the inauguration of the Ninth Assembly.

 

 

Chike John
Rep. John representing Ehime Mbano/Ihite Uboma/Obowo Federal Constituency, is one of the ten lawmakers from the state in the House of Representatives who have sponsored zero bills since 2019.

 

 

 

Editor’s Note: OrderPaper’s appraisal of lawmakers in the core areas of lawmaking is without prejudice to the lawmaker’s performance in the areas of oversight and representation.

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