Some residents of Nsukka have urged aggrieved legislators in the House of Assembly to consider the interest of the state and resolve any misunderstanding with Gov. Sullivan Chime through dialogue. The residents told the News Agency of Nigeria in Nsukka on Thursday that they were sad over the development in the state.
They wondered why the executive and legislature in the state which have enjoyed cordial working relationship would start fighting just three weeks to the end of Chime’s tenure. One of the residents, Mr. Victor Urama, a lecturer in University of Nigeria Nsukka, urged the legislators and Chime to consider the interest of the state and sheath their swords. Urama said that the dispute would overheating the polity and stagnant the progress of the state.
“They should consider the interest of the state and reconcile their differences, so that this crisis will not spill-over to the incoming administration of Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Enugu State governor-elect. “The 14 aggrieved members led by the Speaker, Mr. Eugene Odo, should in the interest of peace and unity of the state stop the impeachment process and maintain status quo before the crises.
“I plead with notable personalities in the state to intervene in order to restore peace in the state House of Assembly,’’ he said. An Evangelist, Mrs. Uche Ugwioke, described the dispute as the hand work of Satan who had not been happy over cordial relationship between the executive and legislature. “The legislators and the governor should not allow the enemy to succeed, they should reconcile amicably so that devil would be ashamed.
“I wonder how lawmakers and the governor should start fighting one another at this last minute in the name of unnecessary impeachment. “I commend the Enugu governor elect, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for intervening to restore peace between the two factions in the assembly,’’ Ugwioke said. A PDP chieftain, Mr. Onyema Idoko, described the crisis as unfortunate, and urged them to sheath their sword, so as to ensure a smooth transition in the state.
“No matter what is the problem the two factions should resolve their misunderstanding to ensure a smooth transition. “I plead with the 14 legislators to withdraw the impeachment notice on the governor while the eight legislators led by Mr. Chinedu Nwambah should withdraw the purported impeachment of Odo. “All parties involved in the crisis should bury the hatchet in order to move the state forward,’’ Idoko said.