BREAKING: Delta Assembly Suspends APC Lawmaker, Matthew Omonade

BREAKING: Delta Assembly Suspends Member, Matthew Omonade

Delta State House of Assembly has suspended the member representing Ughelli North 1 Constituency, Hon. Matthew Omonade for 14 Legislative days for gross misconduct.

The house also passed the Delta State Administration of Criminal Justice amendment bill, 2024 and the Delta State administration of Civil Justice amendment bill 2024 at Tuesday’s Plenary presided over by the Speaker, Right Honourable Emomotimi Guwor.

In a statement by the leader of the house, the majority leader, Honourable Emeka Nwaobi, moved a motion on the breach of privilege in line with the standing orders of the house.

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The motion which was seconded by the Chief Whip and member representing Sapele state constituency, Honourable Perkins Umukoro called for the member representing Ughelli North 1 Constituency to be suspended from the service of the house for 14 Legislative days for gross misconduct, to handover to the management of the house all government properties in his possession as well as constitute an Ad-hoc Committee to investigate the gross misconduct by the Honourable Matthew Omonade.

The speaker, Right Honourable Emomotimi Guwor thereafter ordered the immediate suspension of the member representing Ughelli North 1 Constituency, Hon. Matthew Omonade, who was escorted out of the hollowed chambers.

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Guwor also ordered the immediate handover of government properties including his official vehicle and also constituted six man Ad-hoc Committee to report to the house in one week, to be headed by the Majority Leader, Honourable Emeka Nwaobi.

Omonade is one of seven lawmakers under that won assembly seats from the All Progressives Party at the 2023 elections.

Also, at the plenary, the house passed the Delta State Administration of Criminal Justice amendment bill, 2024, and the Delta State Administration of Civil Justice amendment bill, 2024.

The two separate bills earlier scaled through the second reading on the floor of the house, where the lawmakers argued on the need to amend the transition period from 12 to 24 months to enable its proper implementation.

In a unanimous voice vote, the bills were passed by the house after its second reading.

The speaker commended the lawmakers for the speedy passage of the bill and expressed optimism that the amendment of the bill will its full implementation.

Recall that the amendment bills were sent to the house by the Governor Right Honourable Sheriff Oborevwori for legislative consideration.

Tha house adjourned plenary to Wednesday 15 May, 2024, following a motion by the majority Leader, Honourable Emeka Nwaobi, and seconded by the member representing Ika North East, Hon. Marilyn Okowa-Daramola.

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