A suspended member of the Imo State House of Assembly, Uche Ogbuagu has said he has justified his election by his scintillating performance in the last two years.
Ogbuagu who represents Ikeduru Constituency in the House, said he had defended and pleaded the cause of his constituency and executed projects across the constituency.
In a statement he issued shortly after he was slammed with indefinite suspension alongside five others on July 8, Ogbuagu said “the un-parliamentary conduct’ adduced as reason for his suspension is difficult to grasp.
He disclosed that he had executed 54 projects since his inauguration on June 13, 2019 across Ikeduru and neighbouring Mbaitoli LGA.
Ogbuagu, who served as Majority Leader of the House for about one year said the speaker has till date failed to adduce any reason for his unceremonious removal yet he didn’t allow the ouster to demoralize him.
He reeled out other actions of the speaker against him to include disallowing him from making contributions during plenary and denying him committee chairmanship in the last six months as well as disapproving of all his motions and petitions.
Ogbuagu restated that neither he nor his other five colleagues engaged in any ‘unparliamentary conduct’ to warrant their suspension.
Ogbuagu was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party but defected to the All Progressives Congress shortly after the Supreme Court sacked Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha who was elected governor on the PDP platform.
Ogbuagu, a comedian and proprietor of radio stations was made Majority Leader of the House in 2020, a position he held for one year before he was removed.