Senator Uche Ekwunife took the oath of office to serve as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The swearing in ceremony which was part of the events marking the inaugural session of the 9th National Assembly was held on Tuesday at the Senate chambers after the election of the principal officers of the Senate.
Recall that Ekwunife before her election was a two-time Member of the House of Representatives. She also served the people of Anambra Central between June and December 2015 before she was removed by a controversial Appeal Court Judgement.
Within her short stay in the 8th Senate, the incumbent SENATOR REPRESENTING ANAMBRA CENTRAL facilitated the construction of three roads in the zone – St. Joseph’s Road Nri, Onyeka Okeluo Road Enugwu Agidi and Igwe Ileka Road Uke.
Similarly, she moved a motion for the immediate intervention of the Federal Government on Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, as well as assistance in checking the increasing devastation of erosion in Anambra state, and at the instance of the 8th Senate, facilitated the inspection of the expressway and erosion sites in Anambra State by the then Senate Ad-hoc committee on works which visited some erosion troubled communities in the State.
Senator Uche Ekwunife equally introduced a number of bills in the 8th Senate. These includes, the 1999 Constitution Amendment Bill for the Provision of Political and Financial Independence for Local Government Administration 2015; Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Reenactment Bill 2015. It is important to note that the Forestry Bill was signed into law in August 2018, making her one of the few legislators from Anambra State whose Bill has been signed into law.
With roughly 10 years experience in legislative governance, Senator Uche Ekwunife has cut her teeth in legislative matters. Her records and achievements in lawmaking, policy formulation, employment facilitation and representative interventions to her constituents, both in the upper and lower legislative chambers have remained notable.
Prior to her swearing in, Ekwunife expressed commitment and renewed vigor towards providing a representation that meaningfully impacts on the lives of the constituents of Anambra Central.
Beyond offering the hope of a better representation, Ekwunife’s return to the Senate is a testimony of the people’s belief in her ability to deliver and a restitution for the injustice meted on her mandate by the infamous Appeal Court Judgement of December 9, 2015.