Groups begin Recall procedure against Ebonyi Legislators


Groups begin recall procedure against Ebonyi legislators
A non governmental organization in Ebonyi state, Ochoudo Youth League has vowed to ensure the recalling of five legislators of the state legislature whom they say have abandoned their legislative duties. According to the leader of the group, Comrade Godwin Nwogha, the legislators ‘instead of working for the good of their people, have constituted themselves into willing tools in the hands of haters of the state who want to rule the state by all means’ noting that the youths of the state cannot allow the current state of affairs to continue.
Nwogha, who addressed newsmen in his Abakaliki office at the weekend said they already have over half of the required number of the signatures in five state constituencies and will soon be ready for the Independent National Electoral Commission.
‘We have been busy these past weeks and I can authoritatively tell you that five state constituencies are almost ready with their recall documents. In Ebonyi LGA, Ohaozara LGA, Onicha LGA, Ikwo LGA and Ishielu LGA, the documents are almost ready with more than half the required signatures already in place’ he said.
Going further, Nwogha revealed they were working in concert with several other organizations to ensure that the recall move succeeds.
Concurring, James Agbo of Network for Democratic Vanguard noted that the lawmakers were a disgrace to the electorates that elected them. ‘They make incoherent pronouncements on issues that does not warrant their interference, contradict themselves, and often display glaring ignorance in the handling of legislative assignments. It very clear they are not acting on their own and that we can no longer condone’.

Courtesy: Chooks Oko


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