Obiano commends Anambra Assembly over botched attempt to impeach Speaker


The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has commended the members of the Anambra State House of Assembly for the mature and wise way they handled the minor misunderstanding that arose in the House on Tuesday.

Speaking from Paris where he is on official engagement with President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Obiano commended the Speaker of the House, Hon. Mrs. Rita Maduagwu, the principal officers and other members of the House for rising to the acid test of true democracy and peacefully resolving the mild misunderstanding that erupted among them saying that the matter would have degenerated to something unpleasant if handled by a less competent crop of leaders.

The Governor expressed confidence in the ability of Anambra lawmakers to always resolve their differences in the truest tradition of representative democracy and forge stronger ties that would accelerate the development of the state.

He also expressed contentment with the assurances by the Speaker and the Principal Officers of the House that whatever grey areas that might be still lingering in the House would be amicably resolved in the next few days.

Speaking further, Governor Obiano assured that Anambra remains Nigeria’s most peaceful and safe state and that his administration would continue to work assiduously to ensure that the state maintains that status.

It will be recalled that the Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Rita Maduagwu was allegedly impeached at the plenary on Tuesday and member representing Aguata 1 Constituency, Hon. Ikem Uzoezie elected as the new Speaker, a development which Maduagwu had since refuted saying that she was still in-charge of the State Assembly as the Speaker.

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