v Calls for immediate reinstatement
The member representing Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Mbaise federal constituency in the national assembly Hon Emeka Chinedu Martins has faulted the suspension of the Minority Leader of the Imo State House of Assembly and member representing Ezinihitte state constituency, Barr Anyadike Nwosu and five of his colleagues by the leadership of the House for what it referred to as “unparliamentarily conduct”.
He described the suspension as an unlawful attempt to silence the opposition disenfranchise their constituents of their constitutional rights to be represented in the state House of Assembly.
Hon Chinedu Martins who stated this in a release issued by his S.A. (Media and Publicity, Nnamdi Ukasanya posited that, “the suspension of the legislators would have had moral or logical coloration if it were done within the ambit of our laws that guarantee fair hearing as enshrined in Section 36(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
He called for the immediate reinstatement of the 6 members of the Imo State House of Assembly whose suspension according to him, is not only unreasonable unilateral usurpation of powers but also unbecoming of an institution that is supposed to be the lamp holder of democratic ideals”.
The suspension of the six Imo lawmakers has continued to attract negative attention to the state legislature as Imolites across board are of the opinion that their suspension is not only unreasonable but uncalled for. Moreso, as the “unparliamentary conduct” on which the Paul Emeziem leadership of the House hinged their controversial and questionable action is said to be untenable.