By Dennis Agbo
ABAKALIKI – EBONYI State House of Assembly has lifted the two-week suspension placed on the member representing Ohaozara East Constituency, Mr Iheanacho Nwugo, over alleged gross misconduct and acts capable of impugning the image of the House, especially by his bad dressing and other alleged bad habits.
Nwugoâ€™s reprieve came as the State House of Assembly commenced a five-week recess.
The Speaker of the House, Chief Agustine Nwankwagu, who announced the recess at a plenary last week, during which the House took far reaching decisions, including the swearing-in of Mr Ben Ndubuisi Isu of the PDP, the winner of the re-run election for Afikpo North-East State Constituency of Ebonyi State.
Nwugoâ€™s suspension was allegedly not unconnected to his elder brother, Chimere, a labour leader in the state, who gave state government though time over state workers salary dispute.
Since the labour dispute was resolved, the younger Nwugo in the House was granted amnesty, even though he was said to have shown enough remorse for his actions, more so because he did not address the media to challenge his suspension.
The leader of the House, Mr Emma Nwobo, who chaired the ad-hoc committee set up to look into Nwugoâ€™s suspension, had told the House that the suspended member had promised that the issues that led to his suspension will never reoccur and therefore pleaded that he be pardoned.