Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The lawmaker representing Onitsha-North 2 state constituency in the 6th Anambra legislature Hon. Edward Obiefuna Ibuzo has asked embattled speaker of the legislature to desist from parading herself as the speaker because she has been impeached from office.
The lawmaker stated that her impeachment remained sacrosanct because the legislature urgently required a new leadership that is vibrant and ready to handle the affairs of the state assembly with utmost dexterity and attention it deserves.
Speaking with journalists in Awka at the weekend, Ibuzo who is the House of Assembly Committee Chairman on Transport, said he was part and parcel of the impeachment move on RT. Hon. Rita Maduagwu because of her complacent attitude towards vital issues of the legislature.
Ibuzo explained that apart from being a party to the removal of the embattled speaker, there was a concensus such that about two-third majority signed the impeachment document which according to him, lent credence to the removal of Rita Maduagwu as Speaker of the 6th legislature.
He explained further that he had too many reasons why the embattled speaker should be removed from office. The lawmaker maintained that contrary to insinuations from certain quarters that those plotting the impeachment of the speaker were those who lost the party’s tickets in the primary elections, he said he won the election in his constituency and clinched APGA ticket for Onitsha-North 2 state constituency seat for next year’s general elections.
The lawmaker opined that that was not the true position of issues in the state assembly. He said the truth of the matter was that they needed change in the leadership of the State House of Assembly to reinvigorate the legislature on the path of glory as well as redeem it from its current docile nature even though he pointed out that some people were already spreading propaganda that they were targetting the state governor in their impeachment plot.
He said such was an arrant falsehood as the governor was already on what he described as speed gear in his developmental strides across the state, stressing that the legislature required a leadership that would function on the same speed with the state governor. He added that the 6th assembly lacked a speaker who was ready to work as bills and motions piled up without implementation.
Ibuzo however expressed profound happiness that the 6th assembly now has a new Speaker in the person of Rt. Hon. Ikem Uzoezie of Aguata 2 state constituency stressing that the new Speaker would work with the governor to place Anambra state on the path of glory while asking Rita Maduagwu to stop parading herself as Speaker because she is no more the speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly henceforth.