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Impeachment: Elechi stops lawmakers’ salaries

FOLLOWING the impeachment notice served by members of the state House of Assembly on Governor Martin Elechi two weeks ago, the Ebonyi State government was yesterday reported to have allegedly stopped the salaries and entitlements of the lawmakers.

A source close to the House of Assembly said the legislators had expressed their determination to pursue the impeachment of the governor to a logical conclusion vowing that as no amount of mischief and conspiracy would deter them from fulfilling their constitutional responsibilities.

“The lawmakers are not deterred by the attitude of the Governor who have denied them their salaries for quite some time. The Governor is now exhibiting a divide and rule tactics to sideline the lawmakers from benefiting from his administration. At this point the Governor has been sending people to plead with the lawmakers so that he will not be impeached. As it stands there is no going back,” the source said.

In a chat with Vanguard, the zonal Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Ali Odefa, called on Governor Elechi to answer the allegation charges against him and stop playing to the gallery.

According to him, the silence of the Governor on the matter means admittance.

 

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