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I was suspended for refusing to partake in N50m to support Okorocha’s son-in-law for Gov —Lawmaker



I was suspended for refusing to partake in N50m to support Okorocha’s son-in-law for Gov —Lawmaker

A member of the Imo State House of Assembly, Nkenna Nzeruo, who represents Oru East, has given spoken on why he was recently suspended by the state’s lawmakers.

He claimed that his failure to partake in an alleged N50 million oath taking as a carrot to support Governor Rochas Okorocha’s Chief of State and son-in-law’s governorship ambition was the only crime he committed warranting his suspension by the House.

He spoke in a statement he signed himself and made available to newsmen, adding that his denial to go to the media to assault Senator Hope Uzodimma, who has been in a running battle with Governor Okorocha, contributed to the reason he was suspended.

“First, I was duly elected as member representing the good people of Oru-East state constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly and till date, I have not been found wanting in the discharge of my legislative functions; neither have I faced a disciplinary committee for whatever reason.

“I have stated this for the records, because no credible reason was given for my suspension from the house, rather, the speaker said it was for un-parliamentary conduct.

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“The crimes I committed are that I gave heed to my people, whose mandate I represent, not to participate in any oath taking for the sum of N50m to protect my integrity before God and my people.

“That I refused to go to the press to attack, abuse and assassinate the character of Senator Hope Uzodimma as instructed even when he is my brother, constituent and also a BoT member of same party (APC).

“My alleged refusal to join the bandwagon of the Ugwumba Movement (Agburu) supporting a particular governorship aspirant in Imo State,” he said.

Nzeruo was one of the four lawmakers the Imo State House of Assembly recently suspended over alleged un-parliamentary conducts.


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