Bill To Create Additional State In The Southeast Passes First Reading In The House Of Reps

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A Bill that seeks to create an additional State in the South-East geo-political zone has allegedly passed the first reading at the lower chamber of the National Assembly, the House of Representatives.

According to Daily Post, the additional South-Eastern State will be known as “Orlu State, with its capital also Orlu, if it is created.

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The report noted that the Bill which is currently waiting for the second reading seeks to alter the 1999 Constitution was sponsored by the member representing Ideato North/Ideato South Federal Constituency, Ikenga Ikegwuonu Ugochinyere, and 15 others.

The others were said to be New Ideato North Nwabosi West, Nwabosi East, Iwerre Nworni Alaoma, Amaifeke and Owerrebiri Umuowa.

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In continuation, the report also has it that the sponsor of the Bill made it known to newsmen that if the proposed State is created, Ideato would be made a Senatorial District.

The Lawmaker also allegedly pleaded with his colleagues in the legislature to support him in order to ensure that the Bill survives the second reading………See More

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