Alleged Political Intimidation As Ijeoma Nnaji Emerges First Female Leader In Enugu South LG. - EazyFeeds

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Thursday, 12 March 2020

Alleged Political Intimidation As Ijeoma Nnaji Emerges First Female Leader In Enugu South LG.

...Promises to work in harmony with the council chairman.


Hon. Mrs Ijeoma Nnaji representing Obeagu Ward 3 has emerged first female leader of Enugu South LG legislative arm.

Hon.Mrs.Nnaji is the only woman among the 12 all men dominated House. She narrowly win Hon. Onyemaechi Anih with one vote. Hon. Nnaji got 7 vote while Hon. Onyemaechi Ani got 6 vote.

The legislative arm which was inaugurated earlierin the day by the council chairman,Hon. Monday Eneh but could not proceed to other business of the House due to rowdy session as a result of disagreement, horse trading on who becomes the leader and other principal officers.

The session was marred by hot quarrels, argument and disagreement,the maze was taken away by the clerk of the House and the session was suspended while some stakeholders went into a close door meeting with the council chairman in his office.

The House was later reconvened with unanimous decision to put the leadership of the House to vote.

The Councillor representing Achara Layout West,Ward 7,Hon. Sam Onovo nominated Hon. Mrs. Ijeoma Nnaji while the former Deputy Leader of the House,Hon.Barry Ani of Uwani West Ward 5 nominated Hon. Onyemachi Ani of Amechi Uwani Ward 2.

Hon. Christian Edeh, representing Maryland Ward 13 also emerged the Deputy Leader unopposed.

Speaking earlier during inauguration session,the council chairman, Hon. Monday Eneh had advised the lawmakers to partner with him to move Enugu South LG forward saying that all hands should be on desk to achieve that.

He lauded the State Governor, Rt. Hon.Ugwuayi for creating the enabling environment that helped the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIC) to put up free,fair and credible election.

The council boss equally thanked the people of Enugu South LG for their support in the last local government election while urging them to always support his government.

Delivering her speech,the leader, Enugu South LG legislative arm,Hon. Mrs. Nnaji said she will be a servant to her colleagues than a leader and will ensure the unity of the House at all times. 

She said that her aim and that of her colleagues is to help the council chairman achieve his dreams and visions for the local government.

The leader stated that she took all that happened during her emergence as politics and called on all members to come together to ensure that they make good laws that will better the lots of the citizenry.

She thanked the council chairman for his non interferance and involvement in the business of the legislatures describing the outcome as the beauty of democracy.

Suspected Hijack

There are allegations that some prominent men in the council including Dr Jim Nwobodo, a former Governor of the state, are bent on snatching the victory from the newly elected leader.

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