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Another impeachment plot rocks DTHA over N150m DESOPADEC largesse

By Austin Ogwuda
ASABA—NOTHER impeachment plot has been hatched in Delta State House of Assembly, thus throwing members into two factions. The House, which has been on recess, is expected to resume on the 28th of this month, and this close watchers say might not be feasible if the dust was not settled.

Competent sources hinted Vanguard that the present crisis followed strong speculations that the state Oil Producing Areas Communities (DESOPADEC) dropped N150 million to the House as public relations every month, but that only N50 million is declared.

This was said to have been blown open, prompting House members to call for change of leadership. Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan is said to have intervened in the matter during the retreat the members of House had in Lagos recently.

Investigation, however, showed that there are still frayed nerves on the part of the group still calling for the change of not only the Speaker, but also the principal officers who are being accused of sidelining other members.

Incumbent Speaker, Martins Okonta, a former staff of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), representing Ika South constituency in the Assembly emerged Speaker, following the last impeachment in which Dr. Olisa Imegwu was ousted on April22, 2008.


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