Nkeiruka Onyejeocha (APC-Abia) Chairman, House Committee on Aviation, on Monday declared her intention to contest the post of Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives.
Onyejeocha, who is the only female so far in the contest made the declaration at a media briefing in Abuja, NAN reports.
She said that she is in the race to improve lawmaking and to help advance the party’s developmental policies.
According to her, legislative oversight will be given priority attention to ensure effective policy and budget implementation.
The parliamentarian said that if elected Speaker, she would improve communications among members of the house and the general public.
Onyejeocha said that she would adopt a legislative agenda with clear framework for compliance and monitoring.
She said that she would ensure the house committees and processes would be strengthened for the growth of democracy.
Onyejeocha who represents Isiukwuato/ Umunneochi Federal Constituency of Abaia would be returning to the house for the fourth time in the 9th Assembly.