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Defection to APC: Ebonyi lawmakers told to impeach Umahi

Barely one week after the defection of Governor Dave Umahi from the Folks’s Democratic Celebration to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Affiliation of Ebonyi State Indigenes within the Diaspora (AESID) has urged the Home of Meeting to begin impeachment course of.

The group mentioned there was a considerable breach of the Nigerian structure and subsisting Supreme Court docket verdicts, that insist {that a} governor can not defect to a different political occasion except there may be an inside management wrangling or factionalization.

In a press release on Sunday, AESID President, Paschal Oluchukwu, questioned the kind of disaster that pressured Umahi out of the PDP.

“In view of the foregoing breaches of the elemental rights of residents of our expensive State, subsequently, and the potentialities of identical to plunge Ebonyi right into a critical political crises, a risk we had foresaw and persistently cautioned Umahi about, AESID boldly urge the lawmakers to instantly begin impeachment proceedings in opposition to the Governor.

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“We make this name because of our perception and understanding of Umahi as a brutal dictator who is able to set our expensive state on hearth in pursuit of his ego-laced pursuits. Like we’ve at all times reiterated, Ebonyi belongs to all of us and one man’s private ambition and curiosity can not plunge the remainder of the State which our fore-fathers laboured for a few years into crises of monumental proportion.”

Oluchukwu declared that Ebonyi can’t be set aflame just because Umahi desires to “defend his wealth” with the pretence of working for the best workplace within the land.

The group condemned Umahi for the delicate threats to his appointees and the state legislators.

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AEDID cited the suspension of Hon. Victor Aleke from the legislature “for retaining destiny with the mandate given him by his folks of Ebonyi North-West constituency”.

It accused Umahi of intentionally creating the rancour in PDP in an effort to get state lawmakers to decamp with him to the APC.

The assertion hailed the PDP management for dissolving the Umahi-dominated Wards, Native Governments, State and zonal Executives of the Celebration and constituting a Caretaker Committee.

AESID maintained it was not shocked by Umahi’s actions. It referred to movies whereby he boasted of being 100% APC and 100 PDP.

“For us in AESID, his defection is simply a manifestation of his true character-an ingrate, a traitor and a betrayer all mixed into one. Because of this we, and certainly majority of honest folks within the South East area discover it completely benumbing the declare by Governor Umahi that he’s protesting in opposition to the injustices meted out to the South-East, therefore, his defection to the APC.

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“We solely want to reiterate that his eventual decamping to the APC has additional uncovered his identified penchant for pretences and hypocrisy, greed and insatiable lust for energy. The remainder of Nigerians can, subsequently, now see that going by his current vituperations of calling elders his ‘kids’, Umahi is a brutal dictator who has no respect, honour and dignity for the following human round him besides to make use of women and men like unserviceable ‘machines’ through the industrial age,” the assertion concluded.

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