Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Anambra PDP wants Obiano impeached
The PDP in Anambra State has petitioned the state’s House of Assembly to impeach the state governor, Willie Obiano, over what it called “constitutional breaches.”
The party’s state chairman, Prince Ken Emeakayi, who disclosed this to newsmen yesterday in Awka, after a stakeholders’ meeting of the party, cited the recent 30 days overseas trip by the governor without transmitting a letter to that effect to the House of Assembly as required by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as reason for the call for his impeachment.
Emeakayi maintained that the governor did not again transmit a letter to the House on his return, saying such developments rendered him unfit to continue to govern the people of the state.
He said the failure of the governor to conduct local government elections in the state as required by Section 7 of the constitution was also a constitutional offence for impeachment.
“We have duly notified the state House of Assembly in a separate letter and we are calling on them to immediately commence impeachment proceedings on the governor because his offence is very clear,” he said.
In his reaction, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Obiano on Media, Strategic Communication and Legislative Matters, Prince Oliver Okpala, described PDP’s allegation as laughable.
He said the person behind the allegation had a case of locus standi in law to decide if he was fit to speak on behalf of the PDP in view of recent political developments in his party.