Anambra: Legislatures Displeased With Speaker

By KayCee August 7, 2014 07:59

Crisis looms in Anambra State House of Assembly as the speaker, Princess Chinwe Nwaebili has fallen out of favour with her colleagues.

She was accused of using her colleagues to curry favour from the governor, Chief Willie Obiano, as part of efforts to advance her ambition to represent Ogbaru federal constituency in the House of Representatives next year.

The seat is currently occupied by Hon Victor Afam Ogene, deputy chairman of the House of Representatives committee on Media and Public Affairs who was elected under the same APGA platform and is known to have ambition to recontest the seat since he is just spending his first term.

Nwaebili had, in a move to impress the governor, had on Tuesday during an executive session, presented a motion for the legislators to pass a vote of confidence on the state governor through the member representing Ayamelum constituency, Mr. Gabriel Onyenwife.

But hardly had the motion scaled before other members started grumbling over the propriety of the motion which they argued was unwarranted since the state’s chief executive was not facing any indictment from any quarters.

It was gathered that the lawmakers later found out and was to become angry with the speaker for arranging the vote of confidence motion to show Governor Obiano that she has the legislators in her pockets and that they would always do her biding.

The legislators became suspicious of the propriety of the confidence motion brought by the speaker when they noticed an unusual presence of newsmen in the assembly complex, especially members of the governor’s press crew.

The legislators later stormed the Government House where they allegedly registered their displeasure with the way the speaker is allegedly using them for her personal gains.

When contacted, the chief press secretary to the speaker, Mr. Fidelis Nwakwesili denied any such incident, saying there was no issue between the speaker and her colleagues as a result of the passage of the confidence motion but said he did not know what warranted the motion.



By KayCee August 7, 2014 07:59