A suspended member of the Imo State House of Assembly, Ngozi Obiefule has urged the leadership of the House to expedite action to recall her.
Obiefule who represents Isu Constituency said it was needful she was recalled because her constituents who were on her social investment programme are passing through untold hardship.
Addressing newsmen in Owerri on Wednesday, March 22, Obiefule said she and two other suspended colleagues have also satisfied the pre-conditions for their recall.
According to her, having met all the conditions, there is the need for the assembly to lift their suspension.
She said their continued suspension since December 2021 was detrimental to them and their constituents, whose voices and collective interests had not been represented for three months.
Obiefule pleaded with relevant stakeholders to wade in and ensure their recall without further delay.
She said; “As a member of the House of Assembly, I and the good people of Isu Local Council Area, whose interests I represent, have stayed without representation for three months.
“As a public servant, I have placed six of my constituents on university scholarships. I have other persons, especially widows in their numbers, who depend on my social investment programmes to survive.
“These ones have been greatly affected by my suspension as I have not received any salary or emolument since last December”, she said.
The lawmaker denied media reports alleging that she blamed the assembly leadership and the state government for the purported disappearance of Arthur Egwim, member for Ideato North Constituency.
Egwim was reported to have disappeared in Abuja upon returning from an oversea trip.
Reports later said he fell sick when he travelled to Nasarawa State where he is currently being hospitalized.
Obiefule urged the media practitioners to shun rumour mongering and embrace objective journalism to avoid heating up the polity.
Recall that the Speaker, Kennedy Ibeh, on December 23, 2021, announced the suspension of the three lawmakers for alleged dereliction of duty.