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Ebonyi Speaker denies impeachment plot

By Dennis Agbo

Abakaliki – Mr Augustine Nwankwagu, Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, has  said there had not been any impeachment threat on him since the inauguration of the House on June 7, 2007.

Nwankwagu made the disclosure in Abakaliki at the second  anniversary of the House, the third House of Assembly in the state since 1999.

“We are aware that any crisis in the legislature could easily snowball to crisis in the entire state as the legislators represent the different parts of the state. We would continue in adopting and implementing measures, which would ensure peace and harmony among members as well as other arms of government in the state,” he said.

He said the anniversary was a forum designed by the House to showcase its mid-term report to the electorate.

“We are aware of the need to brief the people and consult more to ensure better performance in the second half of our four-year-term,” he said, adding that since the inauguration, the Assembly had passed 15 bills into law and adopted 20 motions, all of which touched on crucial state matters and issues of benefit to the people.

He said that members had carried out many constituency projects, which included the provision of more than 10,400 school desks and 71 water bore holes.

In his remark, Governor Martin Elechi expressed satisfaction with the harmonious relationship between the executive arm and the legislature.

He assured the electorate that in spite of the prevailing economic situation in the country, the executive would continue to approve funds for constituency projects.


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