Imo State House of Assembly appears to have gone tough on the former Governors of Imo State, Deputy Governors, Speakers, and Deputy Speakers by repealing the laws which enable them to receive pension amongst others entitlements.
By this Governors Achike Udenwa, Ikedi Ohakim, Rochas Okorocha amongst others have ceased to receive a monthly pension which runs in thousands of naira.
Presenting the executive bill at the floor of the House, the majority leader and member representing Imo Assembly, Uche Ogbuagu emphasized on the need to repeal the said law pointing out that the state has other important things to do for its citizens hence such millions that go into the coffers of few persons would be abrogated.
Recall, that at the regime of former Governor Okorcha, the new Houses were built and given to these former Governors as well as other gifts.
After putting the motion on Votes, the majority of the house members supported the repeal of the law and it was sent to the Governor for his assent.
Although, the Bill is yet to receive the Governor’s assent there has been jubilation in certain quarters that the decision of the Government to present such a bill to the House for repeal means that Uzodinma means well for the Imo people