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PDP gives soft-landing to Ebonyi impeached Speaker

By Peter Okutu

The over three weeks crisis rocking Ebonyi State House of Assembly may have been resolved as there are indications that the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has given soft- landing to the impeached Speaker, Chukwuma Nwazunku.

A source close to the party in the state noted that the decision was reached in order to ensure that the former Speaker was not humiliated out of office.

Addressing newsmen, the state party Chairman, Chief Ugorji Ama-Oti, stated that the crisis has been resolved as aggrieved members were now operating as a one-united family.

However, feelers from the party secretariat revealed that the party told Nwazunku to tender his letter of resignation with immediate effect to allow the House during plenary to reverse his impeachment.

The party also moved that the incumbent Speaker, Hon. Helen Nwobashi, be dropped to give room for a fresh election to elect another House member from the North senatorial zone as the impeached Speaker.

However, what is not acceptable to the Helen Nwobashi-led group is the method put in place by the party for the selection of a supposed leadership of the Ebonyi House of Assembly.

It was gathered also that during the PDP meeting with all the members of the House of Assembly, Governor Martin Elechi stressed on the timely resolution of the crisis.

Sunday Vanguard learnt that the governor, after listening to the arguments from both camps of the House of Assembly, appealed for peace and stability of the state.


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