*Passes confidence vote in Nwazunku
By Peter Okutu
ABAKALIKI—FOLLOWING the verdict of Governor Martin Elechi that Chukwuma Nwazunku remained the authentic speaker of Ebonyi State House, the House at its plenary yesterday passed a vote of confidence in him(Chukwuma Nwanzuku) for his transparency and mutual relationship in the House.
In a motion, Mr. Chike Ogiji, representing Ikwo South constituency, said the speaker had been exhibiting good virtues as a leader who had never compromised his duty for any selfish interest.
He described the speaker as an epitome of humility, peace maker and a great achiever who had carried the activities of the House, based on the stipulation of constitution of the country.
Seconding the motion, Mr. Valentine Okike, representing Onicha West constituency, urged the speaker to continue to pilot the affairs of the House with the full support of members.
In a voice vote, the motion was adopted by members with standing ovation, while the speaker, Nwanzuku, thanked the members and the people of the state for their support and prayers.
Meanwhile, the House, after receiving the report of the committee investigating Mr. Blaise Orji, representing Afikpo South East; Mr. Frank Onwe, representing Ohaukwu North and Mr. Eni Chima, representing Afikpo South West for alleged fraudulent act and gross misconduct, recalled the three members who were hitherto on suspension.
The speaker in a voice vote, lifted the suspension and charged them on good behavior.
The House also commended Governor Martin Elechi for the infrastructure development scattered across the 13 local government areas of the state.