Ebonyi elders recommend resignation for impeached speaker
Ebonyi elders mediating in the crisis rocking the state House of Assembly have recommended that the former speaker’s impeachment be converted to resignation.
This was one of the resolutions made by the elders when they met Governor Martin Elechi on Wednesday.
A reliable source who pleaded anonymity told our reporter that they also agreed that the impeachment actually took place.
The elders had met with all the 24 members of the House on Monday to find an amicable solution to the lingering crisis which started when 18 of them impeached former Speaker Chukwuma Nwazunku last week.
They also replaced him with Rt. Hon. Helen Nwaobashi as the new speaker.
But the former speaker and a few of the members opposed the action leading to the police taking over of the assembly complex to avoid breakdown of law and order.
But the crisis escalated with attack on a female member, Hon Nnenna Nwene and the abduction of Sam Nwali, the House majority leader.
Both lawmakers backed Nwazunku’s impeachment, leading to suspicion that the attacks were orchestrated by some elements in the former speaker’s camp.