The All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission to arrest the embattled Speaker of Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Konbowei Benson. To further understand the real reasons the ruling APC wants the Speaker arrested, INFORMATION NIGERIA has put together 4 reasons why they want him arrested.
1. Benson was said to have been removed in a ruling by the Court of Appeal on December 9 2015 after it nullified his April 2015 election for Southern Constituency 4 at the Assembly.
2. 40 days after the ruling, Benson, who represented Southern Ijaw Constituency 4 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was said to have refused to vacate the seat.
3. The Executive Governor of Bayelsa State acted in contempt of the court decision by presenting the 2016 budget to the Speaker on the 15th of January, 2015 on the floors of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly despite a formal letter from the (law) firm of the appellants’ counsel addressed to the Clerk of the House notifying the House of Assembly on the consequences of transacting any business in the House presided by Hon. Benson Konbowei.
4. He was alleged to have collected December 2015 and January 2016 allowances after he had been sacked by the Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.