Abia Assembly Crisis Persists as Peace Deal Flops – THISDAYLIVE


Emmanuel Ugwu-Nwogo in Umuahia

The peace deal reached by the two camps of the Abia State House of Assembly aimed at resolving the crisis that engulfed the House early this month appears to have flopped.

The Speaker of the Abia House, Hon Chinedum Orji had in a statement on Wednesday claimed that “a peaceful resolution of the crisis in the 7th Abia House of Assembly” had been achieved.

He further announced that the suspension of some lawmakers that had participated in the purported impeachment of the Speaker had been “lifted and voided via legislative actions.”

However, the Speaker’s declaration of a peaceful resolution of the crisis has been faulted by the minority leader, Hon Chijioke Chukwu and some other lawmakers.

Hon Chukwu, Hon. Mike Ukoha, Hon. Aaron Uzodike and other law makers rejected the replacement of the Deputy Speaker, Hon Ifeanyi Uchendu with Mandela Obasi.

Uchendu was impeached on May 2 for leading the revolt against the…

Source: Thisday Newspaper