Says 21 APC lawmakers are intact for Speaker, Governor
Contrary to insinuations in some quarters that 22 members of Imo state House of Assembly has signed to Impeach the speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Chiji Collins, the lawmakers yesterday said there was no iota of truth in the rumour making the round.
The House Committee Chairman on information and Judiciary, Hon. Dominic Ezerioha stated this yesterday while speaking to newsmen on the matter shortly after a publication that abused the governor of the state, as well as, alleged that 22 members of the House had signed to impeach the Speaker of the state Assembly, went viral on the social media.
Describing the insinuation as false, baseless, unfounded mischievous and a figment of the imagination of those making the allegations, Ezerioha said the speaker has majority of Imo lawmakers on his side, noting that no APC lawmaker has signed to impeach the Speaker, except the opposition lawmakers who has now taken to the media to insult, abuse and blackmail the governor of the state on the sensitive issue of salaries and pensions.
According to him, the leadership of
the Assembly has been working with the governor to ensure that all Civil servants and pensioners are paid after verifications had been concluded by the state government, as well as, bring peace and development to the state.
He revealed that the 21 members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), had a dinner yesterday with the speaker and resolved to give full support and backing to the administration of governor Hope Uzodinma to enable it succeed with it’s agenda to develop and bring prosperity to Imo Citizens
Also speaking, the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Emeka Ahaneku said the constitutional procedure for impeachment did not harbour Online or Newspaper Impeachment , saying that members of the public would know if such would happen when the House resumes.
“We don’t need the wailers or those opposed to the administration of Governor Uzodinma to guide members of the state legislature in performing their duties.”
Ahaneku, added that if there was going to be an impeachment, it would be done at the Assembly complex, noting however, that there was nothing like that for now.
He added that what is being played out is corruption fighting back through those who are doing everything possible to destabilize the prosperity administration of governor Hope Uzodinma for insisting that the right thing must be done for the state to move forward.