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Imo State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Hon. Simeon Iwunze, Hon. Ikenna Emeh, Mrs. Chioma Jeniffer Ekeopara. The House was yet to receive the resignation of the serving member for Ideato South State Constituency, Hon. Ikechukwu Amuka as equally member of Imo State Judicial Service Commission.

Imo State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Hon. Simeon Iwunze, Hon. Ikenna Emeh, Mrs. Chioma Jeniffer Ekeopara. The House was yet to receive the resignation of the serving member for Ideato South State Constituency, Hon. Ikechukwu Amuka as equally member of Imo State Judicial Service Commission.


The confirmation followed a letter from the Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, asking for the nomination and reconstitution of the members of Judicial Service Commission signed. The letter which was sent through the office of the Secretary to the Government of Imo State (SGI) and read by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Acho Ihim at the plenary Wednesday, March  28, 2019.
Deliberating on the urgency of the screening and methodology, the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ugonna Ozuruigbo said that since the nominees were already with them in the hallowed chambers and are the serving members and they should take a bow without any other protocol.
Hon. Ikechukwu Amuka on his own said as a serving member, he will submit his letter of resignation before the swearing-in of the Commission to take over  the new appointment but for now, he is still a member of the House of Assembly representing Ideato South.
The member for Aboh Mbaise, Hon. Mike Iheanetu in his submissions, cited the Nigerian Constitution which stipulates that the moment Hon. Ikechukwu Amuka accepts the appointment letter; he automatically ceases toe be a House member and he would resign.
On that, the Speaker, Rt. Hon Acho Ihim stated that Hon. Ikechukwu Amuka will cease to be a serving member of the House, the moment he presents himself for swearing in as member of the Commission.
 

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