A cross section of the people of Imo State has given a thumb down to members of the state legislature under the leadership of Paul Emeziem for allegedly not acquitting itself creditably in the past 18 months.
Speaking in a live programme aired on Ozisa 96.1FM, Owerri on Thursday, September 24, callers scored the assembly very poorly.
They expressed utter indignation that the assembly resumed on Wednesday, September 23 after a three-month recess only to adjourn to October 28, a period of five weeks.
Jude, who called from Ndiuche Izuogu, regretted that when the state was having a face-off with Association of Imo Petroleum Dealers and Marketers, the assembly could not let out a whimper.
He argued that the House would have collaborated with the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma to arrest the situation.
Another caller, Goddy lashed out at the house, describing them as the errand boys of the executive.
A correspondent covering the House who does not want his name in print wondered why the house after a three-month recess reconvened while child-birth and a member bagging a doctorate degree on International Management were the only issues that caught their fancy before adjourning for another five weeks.
He insisted that the lawmakers are not productive to the state.
In his remarks, John who called in from Orji said the best thing is for constituents to initiate recall processes for the lawmakers.
John lashed out at the legislators, describing them as a bunch of inept men and women who lack legislative savvy.
He stated that the situation became horrible since Emeziem assumed speakership of the House.
John said; “For no genuine reason the House under Emeziem suspended six members and has vowed to keep them out of the house.
“What is unparliamentary conduct? Emeziem is yet to explain. I heard some of the suspended members want to resign from the House for bye-elections to be conducted in their constituencies. If this happens, the governor will have much challenges.
“Getting the All Progressives Congress to retain those constituencies close to next general polls will be a Herculean task.”