Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Why we can’t impeach governor Obiano – Anambra lawmakers

Members of the Anambra State House of Assembly have explained why they can’t impeach the state governor, Willie Obiano base on a petition from a non-lawmaker and an opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
The factional state chairman of the PDP, chief Ken Emeakaye in a press conference in Awka on Sunday called on the House to impeach the governor for allegedly proceeding on vacation for 30 days without remitting a letter to the House of Assembly.

Reacting to the petition, a member representing Onitsha north, Chugbo Enwezor, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, said Emeakaye’s request showed somebody that was ignorant of the provisions of the constitution on impeachment proceedings on a governor.
According to him, “That statement was ill conceived and came from somebody who does not understand the constitutional provisions of section 188 (1-11) and section 190 of the 1999 constitution as amended.
“First and foremost, he lacks knowledge of the law. The call is mischievous and should be discountenanced.”
Enwezor said no legislature embarks on impeachment proceedings of the governor on the promptings of an opposition party.

He added that the Assembly did not require a petition to begin impeachment proceedings of the governor if the need arose.

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