9th Assembly: Onyejeocha set to contest for Speaker

APC-Abia Chairman, House Committee on Aviation, Rep. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha on Monday declared her intention to contest the post of Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives.

Onyejeocha, who is the only female so far in the contest made the declaration at a media briefing in Abuja.

Hon.  Nkeiruka  Onyejeocha
Hon. Nkiruka Onyejeocha

She said that she is in the race to improve lawmaking and to help advance the party’s developmental policies.

According to her, legislative oversight will be given priority attention to ensure effective policy and budget implementation.

The parliamentarian said that if elected speaker, she would improve the communications among members of the house and the general public.

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Onyejeocha said that she would adopt a legislative agenda with clear framework for compliance and monitoring.

The rep said that she would ensure the house committees and processes would be strengthened for the over growth of democracy.

Onyejeocha who represents Isiukwuato/ Umunneochi Federal Constituency of Abia would be returning to the house for the fourth time in the 9th Assembly.