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Published On: Thu, Nov 16th, 2017

Delta Assembly lifts suspension on lawmaker

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Osakhare Erese, Asaba

The Delta State House of Assembly has lifted the three months suspension placed by the House on the member representing Ughelli South Constituency, Hon. Reuben Izeze.
Hon. Izeze’s suspension was lifted at yesterday plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, following a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Hon. Tim Owhefere and seconded by the Chief Whip, Hon. Pat Ajudua.
Moving the motion, Hon. Tim Owhefere said that the suspended member had shown remorse and had also reached out to members of the House. He said that Hon. Izeze had promised to be of good conduct, arguing that the motion was necessary for the interest of the House.
The motion was adopted when put to a voice vote by the Speaker, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori. Not too long after, Hon. Reuben Izeze’s suspension was lifted by the House, he appeared at plenary, took a bow before the Speaker and thereafter, signed the members’ register before taking his seat.
It would be recalled that Hon. Reuben Izeze was suspended by the House on September 27, 2017, following a motion by the Majority Leader, Hon. Tim Owhefere that he brought the House to disrepute.
Earlier, Speaker Oborevwori had welcomed members from the House ample opportunity to deliberate on the proposed 2018 budget by the various House Committees on Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government.
He commended members for their commitment through the various House Committees on the budget defense sessions for the proposed 2018 budget, stressing that the House was devoted to its mandate.
Oborevwori said that he was impressed by the performance of the members during the budget defense sessions, urging them to maintain the team spirit.
Also at plenary, the House deferred reports by the House Committee on Establishment, Ethnics and Privileges on the Delta State Statistics Bill by three weeks and the Delta State Registration of Motor Vehicles Mechanics and Spare Parts Dealers Workshops and Licensing of Mechanics Bill by the House Committee on Transport.
The House also deferred the second reading of the Delta State Trailer Parking Bill by two weeks and the second reading on the Delta State Urban and Regional Planning bill for one week.

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