Imo Councillorship Aspirant Forum has condemned the attempted removal
of the Rivers State House of Assembly Speaker,Otelemaba Dan-Amachere
In a statement signed by the chairman, Hon. Emmanuel Emereum made
available to newsmen in Owerri. The aborted attempt to remove the
Rivers State Speaker by a gang of five legislators backed by armed
thugs/cultists and Federal government approved security operatives is
unconstitutional and regrettable,as it violates section 92 (2) c of
the constitution which requires “the vote of not less than two third
majority of the members of the House of Assembly” which should be the
votes of not less than 22 members out of the 32 lawmakers.
The forum describes the action of the anti-Amaechi lawmakers as pure
rascality and admonished well-meaning Rivers people to stand by
Amaechi, whom was being persecuted for defending the State.
The forum calls on the House of Representative to immediately
intervene and avoid setting a wrong precedence for other state
legislatures. However the forum called for caution as any wrong step
taking in the cause of their intervention could spark up another round
of impasse for which posterity may remember us in bad light.
Hon. Emmanuel Uzoma Emeruem
CHAIRMAN, IMO COUNCILLORSHIP ASPIRANTS FORUM