Delta Impeachment Update: How House Members Abduct Clerk To Effect Delta Speaker Impeachment As Lawmakers Meeting With Gov. Okowa Deadlocked

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Delta State House of Assembly Clerk, Mrs. Lyna Ocholor was abducted during her morning exercise to the hallow chambers of the house before the impeachment of the Speaker, Mr. Monday Igbuya was effected by 22 out of the 29 members of the house, HardReporters can authoritatively report.

A house of Assembly member who confided in our political editor disclosed that after abducting the clerk of the house to the Assembly complex, the members immediately went for the Sergeant-At-Arm who was asked to provide the house’ symbol of authority, (maze) and immediately the arrival of the maze and the members, the house generating set was put on and plenary kicked off.

“The clerk of the house could not put herself together following the way and manner she was brought in for the impeachment of the speaker. She was so afraid but was told to behave herself.” our source said.

The impeachment notice of Igbuya was signed by the following lawmakers, Mr. Friday Osanebi (Ndokwa East); deputy speaker, Mr. Peter Onwusanya (Oshimili South); Mrs. Pat. Ajudua (Oshimili North); Mrs. Angela Nwaka (Aniocha South); Mr. Emeka Nwaobi (Aniocha North); Mr. Azuka Azaka (Ndokwa West); Mr. Alphonsus Ojo (Ukwuani); Mr. Festus Okoh (Ika South); Mr. Anthony Elekeokwuri (Ika North); Mr. Micheal Diden (Warri North); Mr. Daniel Mayuku (Warri South-West);

Others are, Mr. Sheriff Oborevwori (Okpe); Mr. Johnson Erijo (Isoko South 2); Mr. Preyor Oboro (Bomadi); Mr. Daniel Yingi (Burutu 1); Hon. Tim Owhefere (Isoko North); Mr. Eric Oharisi (Ughelli North 2); Mr. Efe Ofebruku (Uvwie); Mr. Evance Ivwurie (Ethiope East); Mr. Peter Uvejitobor (Udu); and Mr. Daubry Kennedy (Burutu 2).

The motion for the impeachment of Igbuya, was moved by Mr. Johnson Erijo, saying the impeachment became necessary because of deception, highhandedness, incompetence of the former speaker, Mr. Igbuya and a leadership style that was no longer acceptable to the house. “For the house to move forward, a new Speaker was needed as the state legislature was key to the growth of democracy and development of the state.” Erijo added.

HardReporters reliably gathered that severe pressure is been put on the lawmakers to reverse their action, but the lawmakers have consistently insisted that Mr. Igbuya remained impeached as speaker of the house.

It was also gathered that former governor James Ibori has joined forces with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and other Urhobo and PDP leaders to force the lawmakers reverse the impeachment of Mr. Igbuya, and the vehement refusal of the lawmakers led to a deadlock of a meeting with the governor and the lawmakers in government house Asaba this afternoon.

A rescheduled meeting with the governor and the lawmakers was also to be deadlocked for the second time at the government house.

This afternoon, our correspondent learnt that the impeached speaker, Mr. Igbuya in company of two females lawmakers had boasted that he still remains the speaker of the house and will continue to remain the speaker.

The Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Mr. Cairo Ojougboh, has said that the removal of Monday Igbuya as Speaker of the State Assembly was criminal.

In a statement signed by Mr. B Alli,
Personal Assistant to the Deputy National Chairman, PDP., and obtained by HardReporters, advised Igbuya not to be despaired, as his removal as speaker is a victory for his person and the genuine democratic forces in Delta state.

“The attention of Hon. Cairo Ojougboh, the Deputy National Chairman of the PDP have been drawn to the criminal removal of Hon. Monday Igbuya as Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Asaba. Dr. Cairo Ojougboh in a statement issued in Abuja today, 11th May, 2017 has advised Hon. Monday Igbuya not to despair that his removal is a victory for his person and the genuine democratic forces in Delta state.

“He also says that Igbuya was removed from office because he accompanied His Excellency, chief James Ibori to visit the governor and good people of Bayelsa State. His problem with Gov. Okowa started immediately after that visit but we must state that Hon. Monday Igbuya has served creditably well and we are proud of his services to the people of Delta State. Gov. Okowa should be reminded that power belongs to God and that it is transient.” Ojougboh said.

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