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JUST IN: Group Warns Against Recall Of Impeached Deputy Speaker Iwuanyanwu

Coalition Of Imo Democrats Raise Alarm Over Alleged Plan To Recall Impeached Deputy Speaker Iwuanyanwu.


A group which identifies as The Coalition Of Imo Democrats during a press conference which held on Saturday November 6 2021 alleged that there were plans by Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state to recall the recently impeached deputy speaker Amarachi Chyna Iwuanyanwu. 

Barrister Okere Kingdom who spoke on behalf of the group while lamenting over the recent events which played out in the Imo State House of Assembly made reference to a report by SaharaReporters, which posited that there were plans by Governor Uzodinma to reinstate Iwuanyanwu, Okere in very strong terms warned against such plan and further stated that such move will be resisted by Imo people. 

" Our attention has been drawn to news making round in the social media, particularly the Sahara reporters that the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma is planning and has vowed to return by all means the impeached Deputy Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly Amarachi Chyna Iwuanyanwu.

" The coalition of Imo Democrats recalls that few months ago, the impeached Deputy Speaker instigated unlawful and illegal suspension of some members of the House.

" Following our intervention in suit noFHC/ABJ/CS/52/2021, some concerned Imo leaders intervened and agreement was reached to withdraw the case filed by my very self on the condition that the members will be recalled." 

Okere speaking further commended the  Members of the Imo Assembly and  particular the Speaker for recalling the suspended members as agreed.

Calling on the governor of Imo state Senator Hope Uzodinma, he said, the interest of the governor should be in good governance and peace in the House of Assembly.

He also alleged that the impeached Deputy Speaker Amarachi Chyna Iwuanyanwu has  boasted over his close relationship with Governor Uzodinma who according to Okere is been widely referred to as a godfather to Iwuanyanwu which is believed to be the basis for the speculation of his return to the Imo state House of Assembly. 

" The Governor has several security and governance challenges already confronting him. He must be admonished to steer clear and not create leadership crisis in the House of Assembly. Such crisis in the Legislative  Arm, in addition to the already daunting security challenges will definitely bring down governance in Imo State, " Okere said. 

MediaOrchid recalls that Iwuanyanwu was widely alleged to have instigated the illegal suspension of the recently recalled six lawmakers namely, 

Hon Uche Ogbuagu (APC, Ikeduru),

Dominic Ezerioha (APC, Oru West),

Micheal Crown (APC, Ihitte Uboma), Kennedy Ibe (APC, Obowo)

Anyadike Nwosu, ( PDP, Ezinihitte Mbaise), and Phillip Ejiogu (PDP, Owerri North).

The group further advised him Iwuanyanwu to approach a court of competent jurisdiction if he is aggrieved over his which according to Okere followed the constitutional requirement of two-thirds of the members.

" The Governor must not be seen as distracting members from their legislative business they were elected to do.

" Imo people must rise to defend democracy as all eyes are now on the members of the House as fireworks are expected as the legislators' resume next week," Okere added.

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