Hon Barr Anyadike Nwosu

I Didn’t Approach Court Over My Purported Suspension, Says Anyadike

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The Minority Leader and member representing Ezinihitte state constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly Hon. Anyadike Nwosu has debunked the news making round on social media that he approached a Federal High Court in Abuja over his recent suspension from the Imo State House of Assembly denying also that the case was thrown out.

In a statement he issued over the weekend with the  captioned “Re: Abuja Court Throws Away a Clandestine move by Uche Ogbuagu, others Against the IMHA” and made available to newsmen,the Ezinihitte born lawmaker who is yet to understand what “the unparliamentary behaviours” that led to his supposed suspension were as to go to any court to challenge the action.

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The legislator who is a Lawyer by profession claims that he understands the rules that govern the House and that the purported suspension was done in total violation with laid down rules, stating that neither himself nor any other PDP lawmaker has approached the court to challenge their “illegal suspension rather he has been consulting with his constituents and all relevant stakeholders over the development.

Part of the lawmakers statement reads “my attention has been drawn to a write up circulating on social media platforms, claiming that I Hon. Anyadike Nwosu, the Minority Leader of Imo State House of Assembly, approached a Federal high court in Abuja to challenge my purported suspension by the Speaker of IMHA. 

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This is indeed very laughable to say the least. The truth is that I have never approached any court on the matter either directly or by proxy. Those making such claims are no doubt afraid of their actions, hence they are putting up make-believe stories to favor them in the media.

It is important to note that as a Legislator, I am yet to understand the “unparliamentary behaviors” which led to my purported suspension. Also, as at today, there is no “Vote and Proceedings” of the house ratifying my purported suspension, hence there is no legal document to even approach the court with. 

As a lawyer also, I understand the rules of the house and wish to state that the purported suspension was done in total violation with the laid down rules of the State Assembly. 

Let me also state that the PDP members in the State Assembly have not approached any court to challenge the illegal suspension of their members by the speaker of the house. Like I noted earlier, I am in consultation with my constituents, the good people of Ezinihitte Mbaise, and relevant stakeholders, to understand first, the said reasons for my purported suspension. 

Those peddling falsehood against my person and that of other PDP legislators must desist from such. We are committed to those who elected us to serve them at the hallowed chambers and at the right time, we will take the right decisions in line with the mandate given to us by the people. 

We call on Ndi Imo to remain focused even in the midst of oppression, as time will vindicate the just. 

Meanwhile mixed reactions from stakeholders and Imolites continue to trail the suspension of the six lawmakers an action that has put a question mark on the integrity, reputation and track record of the 9th Assembly”.

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