The member representing Ethiope East Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Evance Ivwurie, has described the assumption that the state lawmakers relocated to Labour House as wicked, malicious and diversionary, saying that the House could not be distracted from its course.
Ivwurie told journalists, in Asaba, that the lawmakers did not relocate to Labour House for sitting.
In response to what he calls “unfair” or “biased” news reports, Ivwurie said the Delta State lawmakers can’t be distracted.
“The House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources held a public hearing at Labour House” he said.
To put the record straight, Ivwurie said the Delta State House of Assembly adjourned on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, stressing that the lawmakers are yet to resume sitting.
Ivwurie, who is chairman, House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, said a warning that participants will be embarrassed by the striking workers and the withdrawal of those saddled with logistics responsibilities in the assembly compelled the committee to make alternative arrangement.
“The Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources executed its oversight function of carrying out a public hearing on a bill to regulate nomadic cattle rearers (Fulani herdsmen) operation across Delta State” he said.
He described the public hearing as robust.
“The public hearing was chaired by the member representing Ethiope East Constituency, Hon. Evance Ivwurie. There was a big crowd in attendance including Hon. Daniel Mayuku, Hon. Samuel Mariere, Hon. Reuben Izeze, Hon. Emeka Nwaobi, royal fathers, representatives of law enforcement agencies, ministries in the state, community leaders, pressure groups, local government chairmen, intellectuals and victims of Fulani herdsmen. The hearing started at 12noon and ended at 3; 40pm” he added.