The Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Acho Ihim has denied media reports that members of the House discussed the grazing bill on the floor of the Assembly.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Marcel Ekwezuo said the proposed Grazing bill was the same old and publicly perceived odious, detestable and obnoxious bill introduced at the national Assembly which last year gendered a public outcry everywhere in the country.
The House came on the spotlight mid week when reports flew on the social media that members were re-opening debate on the anti grazing bill.
The Speaker reminded Imolites that it was as a result of the conviction of Imo state House of Assembly Honourable members that the House hosted all other Houses of Assembly in the twin geo – political regions of South East and South – South wherein all the houses in one voice resolved to reject the bill in all its ramifications.
He argued that it would be antithetical if not foolhardy for a House who in the interest of the entire southern region invested so much at ensuring that the regions rejected the bill, to now turn back to smuggle in the same most hated bill for Imolites to contend with.
He assured every Imolite to go about his or her normal business, since according to him, the state house of Assembly is not only concerned with what concerns the citizenry, but that it is also stimulated by whatever stimulates Imo people during this Rescue Mission Administration under Governor Okorocha