Elechi, PDP Attempt To Reinstate Impeached Speaker

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 12th, 2014

Gov. Martin Elechi of Ebonyi said in Abakaliki said that Chukwuma Nwazunku remained the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.

Elechi stated that the PDP had met with members of the House over the issue at the party’s secretariat in Abakaliki, adding that the speaker was never impeached.

“The issue that led to the said impeachment was not good enough to justify any attempt of impeachment.”

In a swift reaction, the Minority Leader of the House, Enyi C. Enyi described the party’s interference in the matter as unconstitutional.

“It is unconstitutional for anybody who is not the member of the House to interfere in its internal affairs.”

No person, except the court of law, can declare the impeachment of Nwazunku illegal.

Nwazunku was impeached on July 21 by 18 out of the 24 members of the House, but had continued to describe the action as illegal.

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