Federal lawmakers, comprising three Senators and eleven members of the House of Representatives from Imo State, are trailing their counterparts from Abia and Anambra States on the Bills Tally chart, according to OrderPaper.ng.
The period under review is mid term, from June 2019- May 2021. This exclude bills sponsored outside this period.
Imo State Federal lawmakers had collectively sponsored 45 bills within the period under review.
Senator Ezenwa Onyewuchi (PDP, Imo East) and Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC, Imo West) sponsored 8 and 7 bills respectively within the period to lead the chart for 13 lawmakers contingent from Imo State.
Hon Pascal Obi (APC, Ideato North/South Federal Constituency), and Hon Henry Nwawuba (Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency) lead the BillsTally chart for House of Reps members from Imo State.
They sponsored 7 and 6 bills respectively within the period.
However, records obtained by INNONEWS showed that Imo State trail behind, as lawmakers from Anambra and Abia States have outpaced them in the Bills Tally Chart.
3 Senators and 11 members of the House of Representatives from Anambra State at the National Assembly, collectively sponsored 141 bills, though majority of them are spending their second tenure at the National Assembly.
Interestingly, female lawmakers lead the way for Anambra State.Two female Senators- Senator Uche Ekwunife (PDP/Anambra Central) and Senator Adaeze Stella Oduah (PDP/Anambra North) sponsored 23 and 36 bills each.
The two term female Senators contributed 7.7 percent of the entire 747 bills passed by the Senate.
Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP/Anambra South) sponsored 20 bills.
Another female lawmaker in the House of Representatives from Anambra State, Hon.Lynda Chuba Ikpeazu (PDP, Onitsha North and South) sponsored 14 bills followed by Hon Onwunaso Chinedu (PDP, Awka North/Awka South), who sponsored 12 bills.
Federal lawmakers from Abia State, comprising 3 Senators and 8 House members of the House of Representatives totally raked in 132 bills.
Former Governor of the State, Senator Theodore Orji, sponsored 7 bills, while Senators Orji Uzor Kalu and Enyinnaya Abaribe, sponsored 4 and 2 bills respectively within the period.
The bulk of the bills which came from the State emanated from members of the House of Representatives, who sponsored a total of 119 bills.
Hon Benjamin Kalu (APC, Bende Federal Constituency), Uzoma Nkem Abonta (PDP, Ukwa East/Ukwa West) and Hon.Nkeiruka Onyejeocha (APC, Isukwato/Umuneochi) sponsored 41,35 and 30 bills respectively.
*Bills Tally Of Senators, Members Of House of Representatives From Anambra, Abia And Imo States from June 2019- May 2021.