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Abia Assembly Passes Vote Of Confidence On Ikpeazu

Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia Governor, Pensioners, Court
Posted: Jul 14, 2016 at 5:28 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Abia State House of Assembly has passed a vote of confidence in the embattled state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.

This followed the maturity with which Ikpeazu has handled the political logjam in the state after the judgment of a Federal High Court in Abuja removing him from office, the House said.

The House at plenary on Tuesday passed a vote of implicit confidence in Ikpeazu after a motion moved by the member Representing Obingwa West State Constituency and the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Petitions, Hon. Thomos Nkoro.

Nkoro said the motion had become absolutely necessary in view of the political turmoil that has enveloped the state, which has hitherto thrown the entire Abia State into confusion, since the ruling by court of first instance.

Nkoro frowned at the conflicting reports emanating from the media and the consequent bandwagon effect, saying it had instilled fear in investors and Abians in general.

He thereby moved a motion of implicit confidence in Governor Ikpeazu and the entire Government of Abia State, affirming that the State has only one Government of Abia and affirming that Abia has only one Government.

While making their contributions, members representing Bende North Constituency and the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Cosmos Ndukwe; Isiala Ngwa South, Hon. Chukwendu Kanu; Umuahia East, Hon. Chukwudi Apugo; and Obingwa East, Hon. Solomon Akpulonu, enjoined all those involved in the litigation to let go of personal interests, but consider the overall wellbeing of Abians.

They said this will not only impact negatively on Abians, but will also scare investors from the state.

They appealed to the parties to leverage on the governor’s good performance in the last one year to support him with brilliant ideas, while also calling on them to bring their businesses to the state, with the aim to move it forward.

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Martins Azubuike, appealed to investors in the state to carry on with their businesses, reiterating that the House will make sure their businesses are not under any form of threat.

Azubuike equally used the medium to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari and the International Community to douse the situation, saying that the state will abide by the rulings of the court when all the issues before it are finally concluded.

The House therefore unanimously passed a vote of implicit confidence on the Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, urging him to continue rendering his remarkable and landmark services to Abia State people. (Eagle Online)