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Enugu Assembly not planning to impeach Chime –Speaker

Posted: Apr 20, 2015 at 1:25 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu Correspondent, Enugu

Speaker of Enugu State House of Assembly, Eugene Odo, at the weekend said the House has no plan to impeach the state Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime.

Odo who made this known through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Lawrence Agbo, on Sunday, said that despite series of infractions, intimidation and blackmail directed at the House, the lawmakers have no plan to impeach the governor, adding that they were rather concerned with working for the interest of the masses.

He said: “We are crying for the public to appreciate what the House is passing through; but the House hopes that it will not be pushed so hard, the lawmakers should be allowed to do their duties.

“We welcome constructive engagement like public debate on issues we raised and not to be subjected to blackmail, vilification and attacks. We are ready to respond to issues on point of law and morality,” he said.

He alleged that it was the lawmakers’ rejection of N11 billion loan request from the executive that has caused the sour relations between the two arms of government.

The House presided over by the Speaker, Odo, had on resumption of the probe of the state government activities, last Wednesday, asked the Commissioner of Police to bring the embattled Accountant General to the House in their next sitting on Tuesday.

The House had during her sitting the previous day (Tuesday last week) cancelled the water concession deal of the government, stopped land allocation at International Conference Centre, construction of Park and Shopping Mall near the House of Assembly complex and land allocation at Old Eastern Nigeria Industrial Centre at Zik’s Avenue Enugu.