The Governor of Ebonyi State, Martin Elechi, said in Abakaliki on Monday that Chukwuma Nwazunku remained the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.
Mr. Elechi stated that the PDP had met with members of the House over the issue at the party’s secretariat in Abakaliki, adding that the speaker was never impeached.
“The issue that led to the said impeachment was not good enough to justify any attempt of impeachment”, he said.
In a swift reaction, the Minority Leader of the House, Enyi Enyi, described the party’s interference in the matter as unconstitutional.
“It is unconstitutional for anybody who is not the member of the House to interfere in its internal affairs. No person, except the court of law, can declare the impeachment of Nwazunku illegal”, he said.
Mr. Nwazunku was impeached on July 21 by 18 out of the 24 members of the House, but has continued to describe the action as illegal.