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We’ll Not Act on PDP Petition to Impeach Obiano – Anambra lawmakers

The Anambra State House of Assembly Tuesday refused to discuss the petition to it by the state’s chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP to impeach the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano.
The state chairman of PDP, Prince Ken Emeakayi, had on Monday told the press in Awka, that the party had petitioned the Assembly to commence an impeachment procedure on the governor for what he called constitutional breaches.

 But some lawmakers who spoke with our correspondent on the issue described the petition as not being relevant and has no bearing with the growth of the state.
The Speaker of the house, Mrs Rita Maduagwu, presided yesterday’s session did not read the letter or make any mention of it.
The lawmakers rather deliberated on a toad project at Okija in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state, with a call to the state governor to award the contract of the road because of its strategic importance.
When our correspondent approached some lawmakers to comment on the PDP impeachment petition, they craved to speak on condition of anonymity.
“Why should we discuss such useless and stupid petition. They (PDP)should go and resolve their crisis before writing such a nonsense and useless letter”, one of them quipped.
Another member of the house said “the PDP petition bothers on constitution, if they feel  Obiano had breached the constitution, they should go to court and challenge it.”
Another legislator said “I’m not here to reveal the activities of the house. The only thing I know is that we are in a good working relationship with the state executive.”
But another member of the house  acknowledged that  the house had  officially received  the petition.
 “I have seen the petition, but I can’t discuss it until the speaker reads it formally to members. But if you asked me my personal opinion, the petition has merit because the governor did not transmit any letter to us before he left for the abroad trap nor did he transmit any one upon his return. We should dispassionately discuss the petition instead of whipping unnecessary sentiments”.

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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