Team Anambra State in the National Assembly is very peculiar with two of her three Senators being women-Sen. Stella Oduah (PDP, Anambra-North) and Sen. Ekwunife Uche (PDP, Anambra-Central).
Interestingly, the duo have demonstrated capacity in the sponsorship of bills by respectively churning out 35 and 23 at midterm.
This constitutes 44.8% and 29.49% of the total bills sponsored by Senate members from the State.
Of the total bills sponsored by the female Senators in their first legislative year, 26 was sponsored by Sen. Oduah, while Sen. Ekwunife sponsored 16, which therefore means they had higher bill sponsorship in their first year of the 9th Assembly.
Similarly, their male counterpart, Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP, Anambra-South) has sponsored a total of 20 bills. In his first year of the 9th Assembly, he sponsored 11 bills as against the 9 bills he sponsored in the second legislative year.
The two female senators have therefore contributed 7.7% of the 747 bills sponsored at the Senate, while the three Senators contributed 10.4 % of the total bills sponsored by Senate members in the period under review.