Alert! Anambra Lawmakers Set To Impeach Speaker Thursday – Litany of offences cited

Baring all unforeseen circumstances, the Speaker of Anambra State house of Assembly, Rt Hon Barr Rita Maduagwu will tomorrow, Thursday, 3rdNovember 2016 be impeached by members of the assembly.
A source told our correspondent that the move has been perfected for the speaker to be removed, and that Another Honourable member, Ikem Uzoezie, representing Aguata 2 state constituency has also been penciled down to take the position.

www.elekenews.com gathered that the members of the house have been having series of meetings on how Thursday’s sitting will go, without hitches.
The members it was gathered have also made themselves incommunicado, just to ensure that they were not infiltrated and their rank broken.
A source who claims to be an insider told www.elekenews.com that the members have for a very long time been disenchanted with the speaker, who they accuse of hobnobbing with the state governor, and collecting pecks of offices and turning down any attempt to ‘harrass’ the governor to also look in the way of members for settlement.
Our source said the members have never had any likeness for the speaker because of what they described as her selfishness, and have been wanting to remove her, but lacked the resources to act, but have finally found a sponsor.
“Each time they want to make any plan like that to see the speaker off, some members would side the speaker, not because they like her, but because these crop of lawmakers are not very well empowered, so whatever they got, they get swayed.
“But now, I think they mean it this time, and this is beyond mere threat. The thing is that they have found a sponsor now, and they are bent on removing the speaking, and their sponsor I think is aiming at getting at Obiano, the governor.” The source said.
When www.elekenews.comcalled some of the lawmakers, they neither took the calls nor returned them.
But it was gathered that some of the sins listed against the speaker are; inability to carry along the members of the house, especially in accessing government largesse, and running a one-man show in the assembly.
The lawmakers recently returned from Ghana, where the state government it was gathered had sent them on a seminar, but another source said the lawmakers were protesting that, seminar was not enough, as they have lost the confidence of their constituents as a result of ‘non-release of funds to them for projects in their constituencies.”

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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