logo-profile

OTICE

.COM

.NG


Home of Nigeria Latest News and Updated Information
tag-iconNews
tag-iconAPC , Imo Assembly , REC , RO

Imo Assembly seeks immediate prosecution of REC, RO as more members decamp to APC

user_icon Posted by:
Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
views-icon Views:
110
like-icon Page likes:
0
dislike-icon Page dislikes:
0
comments-iconComments:
0
calendar-icon Posted on: 2020-02-13 18:55:13
share-icon Share(s):
0
IMO-HOUSE-OF-ASSEMBLY



Twenty one members of the Imo State House of Assembly including the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Chiji Collins, have asked that the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Chukwuemeka Ezeonu and the Returning Officer of the 2019 Imo governorship election, Professor Francis Otunta be prosecuted for violating the electoral act by illegally declaring Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party winner of Imo governorship election.

This call was contained in a motion moved by the member representing Obowo state constituency, Kennedy Ibeh and cosponsored by twenty other members.

Leading debate, Kennedy Ibeh stated that the country’s constitution has made it clear that the Supreme Court is and remains the highest arbiter of the judiciary hence, its pronouncements are final.

He cited the electoral requirements, which will satisfactorily qualify one to be declared winner of an election. That, he insisted were not met by the PDP candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, querying the audacity of the presiding REC and RO to have declared him (Ihedioha) winner.

DO YOU KNOW >>> NSCDC arrests two with fake naira notes in Ogun (PHOTOS)

READ ALSO >>> UPP collapses structures into APC

As stated by the motion, the one-fourth constitutional spread as enshrined in the electoral act was not considered by the electoral umpire.

In the same vein, he asked that a vote of confidence be passed on the Apex Court for rekindling the hope of the people by restoring senator Hope Uzodinma as the true winner of the election.

Frank Ugboma of Oguta state constituency spoke in contrary, reminding members of the sacrosanct nature of the law which does not permit the legislative arm of government to pass a vote of confidence on the executive.

He spoke when over twelve members had supported the motion and the speaker, Chiji Collins put the debate to vote, the I’s had.

READ ALSO >>> Imo Assembly orders prosecution of University Vice-chancellor, Prof Otunta - Emeka Ihedioha versus Hope Uzodinma

READ ALSO >>> INEC clarifies reported sack of Cross River REC over governorship ambition

Meanwhile, among other members who decamped to the ruling APC are Samuel Otuibe of Ahiazu-Mbaise state constituency from the PDP and his Orlu counterpart, Pascal Okolie as well as Uju Onwudiwe of Njaba who defected from the Action Alliance.

The lawmakers entrance to the APC today has increased the number of defectors so far to twenty one.

READ ALSO >>> Armed robbers rob GTBank in Cross River

BREAKING >>> NSCDC arrests two with fake naira notes in Ogun (PHOTOS)


For All Nigeria Past Questions Visit www.QUESTION.NG

Kindly share this post on different Social Media below


COMMENTS

NOTE: User comments in this section are, as the name implies, provided by users of this website. The question.ng team is not responsible for, nor do they endorse, any of the information provided here.


NO POSTED COMMENT