The former Commissioner for Information, Abia state, Chief John Okiyi Kalu has called for the impeachment of the Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly (ABHA) over his refusal to obey the Appeal Court ruling that sacked the former member that represented Aba North State Constituency, Hon. Destiny Nwagwu and declared Hon. Aaron Uzodike as the winner of the March 18 2023 election.
The former information boss who disclosed this in his verified Social Media handle, called on the Chief Judge of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, and law enforcement agencies to take note and act decisively in response to what he described as disdain for rule of law by Labour Party (LP) in Abia State.
The former Commissioner for Trade and Investment further revealed that the Worst of it all remained that the sacked Labour Party member, Mr Destiny Nwagwu Akaraka is still attending sessions, parading and addressing himself as a member of the Assembly when he has since been sacked by the Appeal Court.
In his words: “Time to end the impunity or impeach the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly
“That the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, reportedly acting under instructions from Governor Alex Otti, refused to swear in Hon Aaron Uzodike (PDP Aba North) after receiving his Certificate of Return from INEC and CTC of the Appeal Court ruling in his favour is totally contemptuous of our law and is an impeachable offence.
“Worst of it all, the sacked Labour Party member, Mr Destiny Nwagwu Akaraka is still attending sessions, parading and addressing himself as a member of the Assembly when he has since been sacked by the Appeal Court.
“I wish to draw the attention of the Chief Judge of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, and law enforcement agencies to take note and act decisively in response to this disdain for rule of law by Labour Party in Abia State.
“This same LP gang previously desecrated the legislative branch in Abia State and made a minority party member the majority leader as well as foisted a Speaker who was not qualified by virtue of being a first term legislator as stipulated in the Rule Book of the House.
“In all these infractions against democracy, I am still waiting to read what Mr Peter Obi has to say because I read somewhere that he said he would have governed Nigeria the way Otti is governing Abia State.
“Is Mr Obi supporting the impunity in Abia State House of Assembly, too?
“If not for our justice system, Mr Obi would have been precipitously sacked as Governor of Anambra State. That should be enough reason for him to call his party men in Abia State to order. It is his brand that is suffering from the impunity and government of propaganda with zero substance in Abia.
“I pray my brother Peter Obi does the right thing or, at least, distance himself from all these anti-democratic shenanigans of Abia Labour Party Government. Those who supported him in Abia were mostly PDP members as he must be aware that LP never existed as a force before 2023 election.
“We are watching and waiting.
“If Hon Aaron Uzodike is not inaugurated by the next sitting of the house nobody should blame PDP members if they commence impeachment processes against Speaker Emmanuel Emeruwa. Rule of law must be protected at all cost.”
Chief John Okiyi Kalu
Former Commissioner for Information, Trade & Investment, Abia State
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