Real Reasons For Purported Impeachment Of Imo Deputy Speaker,Amara Iwuanyanwu


By Ogu Bundu Nwadike, M.A

After the news broke that Rt. Hon. Amara Iwuanyanwu, Deputy Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly (IMHA) and Honourable Member representing Nwangele State Constituency, has been impeached, we expectedly set out on fact-finding mission, by way of discreet interviews with some IMHA members and some top officers of the Government of Imo State, ably led the Executive Governor, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma.

Our findings, which will be elaborated on in subsequent short essays, proved that the purported impeachment of the Deputy Speaker was a charade orchestrated and perpetrated by enemies-within and fifth columnists, not surprisingly led by the adequately compromised Speaker, Paul Emeziem.

A respondent among the House Members, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confided in us that the Speaker was bribed with $300,000 (Three hundred thousand dollars) or N168 million (One hundred and sixty eight million naira) by power mongers in the leadership echelon of the PDP in Imo State. And their summary aim is allegedly to commence the impeachment process against the Governor, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma before the end of the year, 2021.

The eloquent lawmaker said the plot was hatched at Abuja Sheraton Hotels, where it was concluded that with Rt. Hon. Amara Iwuanyanwu still standing as Deputy Speaker, it won’t be easy for the plot to succeed. But the Speaker assured the conspirators that they shouldn’t worry as he knows what to do.

According to the legislator, who said he represents an LGA in Owerri zone, it was shortly after the Speaker returned from that Lagos meeting, that a plenary was hurriedly convened and the Member, representating Orsu State Constituency, allegedly move the motion to impeach the Deputy Speaker on phantom charges that profusely still beg for efficacy and veracity!

Not only was there no cogent reason for the laughable purported impeachment of the Deputy Speaker, but also due process was fouled and violated with lawlessness and impunity that were unbefitting and out of character with legislative best practices. Hence, according to the lawmaker and insider source, the purported impeachment of the Deputy Speaker falls short o constitutionality in every respect.

According to the insider source, as part of the plot against the governor, the conspirators also threatened to instigate social strife that will force the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in Imo State, which will automatically see Governor Uzodimma out of office, while an Administrator will be imposed on the State. It could be seen how sinister the agenda of the conspirators could be!

Meanwhile, our inquiries with obviously some shocked and surprised top officers of the Governor Uzodimma’s administration revealed that there was no reason known to them that would warrant or necessitate the alleged impeachment of the Deputy Speaker, stressing that to best of their knowledge, Rt. Hon. Amara Iwuanyanwu was a very dependable officer of the Government of Imo State in the Legislature, who has done so much and very well to stabilize the government and get the people of Imo State to buy into it! They said that the alleged impeachment was in bad faith and didn’t have the support or imprimatur of His Excellency, the governor, who would have no reason to support the impeachment of his political son.

It may be recalled that since Tuesday, January 14, 2020, when the Supreme Court judged that Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma was the legitimately elected governor of Imo, following his higher votes in the 2019 governorship election, the power mongers in PDP have gone the beyond extra mile to see how they can push the governor out of office.

After the review and revise agenda fell like a pack of cards, the PDP political hawks and hyenas, like wounded lions have been roaring and raging like a harmattan fire, plotting to dethrone Governor Uzodimma through the backdoor. And fortunately, all their plots have continued to fail as the governor forges ahead with his plausible plans, policies, programmes and projects to drive forward his 3R administration. It’ll be on record that Rt. Hon. Amara Iwuanyanwu has played major roles in the Governor Uzodimma’s administration!

It’s quite preposterous for the Speaker, whose antecedents were recorded on the negative pages of this government, ab initio, to betray and sabotage the government of his big benefactor, Governor Hope Uzodimma for the kind of money he allegedly collected. What shall it profit Paul Emeziem to take $300,000 or N168 million bribe and lose his office and reputation for the rest of his political life?

However, for us, it’s a developing story. As far as our findings are concerned, there wasn’t any impeachment in the House on Tuesday, November 2021. Hence, until normalcy returns to the House and status quo restored, we will keep our fingers crossed and watch how it goes and how it ends.

Efforts to get the Deputy Speaker’s version of the narratives surrounding the impeachment saga, proved abortive as he was reportedly not reachable. But once we get his side of the story, we will promptly publish it. We will be back soon! Stay tuned!

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