Amatas condemns attempt to oust Anambra Speaker

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By Tony Nezianya

Awka, Nov. 16, 2018 (MOI) The Amalgamated Market Traders of Anambra State (AMATAS) has condemned the Nov. 13 attempt by some Anambra State House of Assembly to remove the Speaker.

Some aggrieved members of the House connived to remove the Speaker, Mrs Rita Mmaduagwu by mere voice votes and forgeries without following due process. This was immediately foiled.

“We condemn in its entirety and in very strong terms, the attempted impeachment of the Speaker,’’ AMATAS said in a statement jointly signed by Dr Okwudili Ezenwankwo and Chief Chuma Eruchalu, President and Sec-General respectively.

“The attempt was not only unnecessary but unconscionable and ill-motivated act, aimed at destabilising the absolute peace and tranquillity that has been reigning supreme in the state since the inception of the Willie Obiano administration.

“We see this attempt as the handiwork of mischief makers, who are not comfortable with the peace in the state.

“We commend the maturity, wisdom and intelligence and due diligence exhibited by some members of the House of Assembly in handling the matter.’’

Amatas, however, cautioned the perpetrators that no individual had the monopoly of violence.

“The traders will join hands with the good people of Anambra to vehemently resist any individual or group that shall attempt to remove the Speaker.’’

They, then, reiterated their support for the Gov. Willie Obiano administration. (MOI)

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