BY PETER OKUTU
ABAKALIKI – THE members of Ebonyi State House of Assembly friday morning alleged that most of them since the impeachment of Rt Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku have been receiving threat messages from some stakeholders in the State.
Addressing newsmen in Abakaliki, the House members asserted that no amount of threat and intimidation would deter them from thwarting the legal procedure that led to the impeachment of the former Speaker.
The 15 members who are loyal to the new Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Helen Nwobasi expressed dismay over the level of desperation currently being displayed by some top politicians in the State.
In his reaction, the member representing Afikpo South West constituency, Hon. Eni Uduma Chima said that the impeachment remains valid and cannot be upturned.
“We have been receiving threat messages from some top politicians over this matter.”
Also, the Speaker,Helen Nwobasi urged Nigerians and Ebonyians not to be deceived by the activities of those members she described as dissidents.
“As a result, any claim by Nwazunku and his few supporters that his impeachment has been or would be reversed should be seen as a political and constitutional impossibility”.
In a related development, the people of Ikwo North state constituency Friday moved a vote of no confidence on the member representing their constituency, Hon. Sam Nwali.
They argued that their representative does not deserve to serve them any longer because of his role in the impeachment of the former Speaker.