Ebonyi Minority Leader Berate Gov Elechi Over Assembly Crisis

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 17th, 2014

The minority leader of Ebonyi state House of Assembly, Hon. Enyi Enyi yesterday, criticised the state governor, chief Martin Elechi over his role in the crisis rocking the state house of assembly insisting that if Ebonyi state were to be any other state of the federation he would have since been begging for his actions.

Hon. Enyi, who represents Ezza North West in the state House of Assembly under the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, said he was perplexed that Governor Elechi, who passed through electoral college just like every other elected public office holder before he was elected as the Governor does not realise that the constitution of the country specified, the duties of the three arms of government with no room for interference.

He said that the constitution of the country gave 2/3 majority of the House powers to change its leadership if they so desired and that the impeachment exercise conducted by the House on 21st of July obeyed the constitutional guidelines for impeachment.

“As at the time of the impeachment, we were 21 in the House and 2/3 of 21 is 14 and 14 were indeed present in the hallow chambers at the time of the impeachment and one of us, who should have been present to make it 15 took an excuse that he was going to Port Harcourt on emergency and we lifted the suspension of three others, who were suspended by Hon Nwuzunku,” he said.

He maintained that the governor ever since the speaker was impeached has been truncating the position of the law.

He recalled that when the former speaker, Rt. Hon Ikechukwu Nwankwo was impeached, it was Nwazunku that connived with other members to impeach him few days after he declared recess.”They broke the assembly door and conducted the impeachment but the governor did not do anything, “he concluded.

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