By Anayo Okoli
UMUAHIA — ABIA State governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has dismissed as mere rumour report that the State House of Assembly was planning to impeach him.
He said such a thing could not be contemplated in the House as he had had a very cordial relationship with the lawmakers.
According to him, rumours and petition writings are part of dividends of democracy, as the system guarantees people’s freedom of speech.
Governor Orji, who spoke in an interaction with newsmen shortly after returning from a two-week vacation in the United States of America, said because of the good relationship between him and the House, any person who raised issue of impeachment would even be stoned to death.
“Like I said, dividends of democracy include rumours and petition writing. There is nothing like that. That kind of thing cannot even be contemplated in the House.
“I have a very good relationship with the House. The House is the best in the country, even in terms of working with the executive to develop the state.
“In fact, if you raise such an issue, they will stone you to death,” the governor said.