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Suspended Ndokwa East councillors protest in Asaba

By Austin Ogwuda
Asaba—NDOKWA East local government councillors yesterday protested their purported suspension in Asaba, insisting that due process was not followed and said the suspension was of no effect.

The councillors, who stormed some media houses in Asaba, noted that there was no quorum during the said sitting of the legislative arm in taking such decision and buttressed their point, displayed a copy of their position signed by eleven out of the 18-member House.

Spokesman of the aggrieved councillors, Mr. Felix Edemanya, told Vanguard that “as far as we are concerned, this is bunkum.

There was no quorum in the so-called sitting and as you can see, thirteen are in majority, eleven have signed kicking against the purported decision. It has no basis.”

On his part, the member representing Ndokwa East constituency in the State House of Assembly, Dr. Olise Imegwu, at a separate interview, told Vanguard that “information at my disposal showed that there was no quorum of the House.

“I am aware that they were on recess and if there should be any emergency sitting, it is mandatory that members should be given 24 hours notice which was not done.   So due process was not followed”.


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