The All Progressives Grand Alliance [APGA] has suspended the new Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Ikem Uzoezie, for “anti-party activities”.
News of his announcement was broken by the State Chairman of the party, Chief Norbert Obi today during a press conference at the party’s secretariat in Awka.
Hon. Uzoezie was suspended alongside Hon. Hartford Oseke and Hon. Victor Okoye.
The statement read in part:
“Recall that on Tuesday, 13th November 2018, some Honorable members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the Anambra State House of Assembly, during their plenary session, attempted to impeach the Hon Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Barr Rita Maduagwu, following a motion moved by the Hon member representing Agutata II Constituency, Hon. Ikem Uzoezie, which was seconded by the Hon member representing Ekwusigo Constituency, Hon. Onyebuchi Offor.
“It is the position of the party in Anambra State that the attempted impeachment was not necessary.
“Granted the fact that we had problems during the just-concluded party primaries in the state, this is not enough to pull the party down, more so when the party has inaugurated a reconciliation committee to look into the grievances of the aggrieved aspirants and members of the party.
“Every right thinking Igbo man knows that APGA is not only a party but a movement for the actualization of Igbo agenda in the Nigerian polity. It will amount to shooting oneself in the leg for any Igbo man to pursue the destruction of APGA.”
Urging aggrieved members of the party to sheathe their swords, the state chairman added:
“It is therefore the wish of the party that all members of APGA behind this unfortunate plot should retrace their steps in the interest of the party.
“We assure them that whatever is their grievances, they should be addressed to the satisfaction of all since this is a family affair.
“Be that as it may, the three ring leaders of the attempted impeachment saga, namely, Hon Ikem Uzoezie, Barr Hartford Oseke and Hon Victor Okoye are hereby suspended from the party pending the time they will appear before the disciplinary committee of the party for further action.”