Thursday, 30 November 2017

Why Anambra State House of Assembly has only 5 female legislators out of 30

Speaker Maduagwu

By Okechukwu Onuegbu

The Anambra State House of Assembly has sworn-in the House of Assembly member elect, Hon. Nkoli Benedict Mmegbuanaeze as member representing Idemili north State constituency in the Assembly.

Mmegbuanaeze replaces her husband, late Francis Mmegbuanaeze, who died on August 15, 2017 after attending Governor Willie Obiano’s won APGA governorship primary held in Awka, and was buried at his home in Eziowelle, Idemili North LGA on September 27, 2017.
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Performing the swearing in ceremony at a plenary, the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Rita Maguagwu, acknowledged that the widow had certified what it takes to be admitted to the legislative chamber.

Hon Nkemdiche

Mmegbuanaeze had in a bye-election held on November 18, pulled 11, 526 votes to defeat her opponents of APC, Tony Mounagor (5, 677 votes), Nnebunwa Ude of UPP (2, 940) and Charles Udezue of PDP (2, 758 votes).
Hon Okadigbo
With her entrance, the state legislative chamber currently has five female lawmakers out of 30 members. Others are the Speaker Rita Maduagwu (Nnewi South 2), Hon. Nkeiru Nikky Ugochukwu (Orumba South), Hon. Vivian Akpamgbo-Okadigbo (Oyi), and Hon. Beverly Nkemdiche (Onitsha South 2), all from APGA.
Hon Ugochukwu
Reacting, the new member, Hon. Mmegbuanaeze promised to uphold the constitution of the country, Anambra state law, and House of Assembly rules, while providing good representation to her constituents and the state.



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