Monday, 17 March 2014

Delta State Speaker Forced To Resign To Avoid Impeachment

The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Ochei, has resigned from his post as speaker of the state legislature.
Confirming this last night, Ochei said that his resignation would take effect from tomorrow, but he would attend the signing into law of the 2014 budget of the state at the Government House, Asaba.
He said he was stepping down to focus on his 2015 bid for the governorship of the state but declined to provide further clarification on why he had decided to thrown in the towel.
However, it was learnt that Ochei, who represents Aniocha North constituency in the state assembly, is being forced to resign following allegations that at least 19 members of the 29-member House had signed an impeachment notice against him, pending the resumption of sitting tomorrow.
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member in the state confirmed the move to impeach him, saying had Ochei tried to hold on to his position, he would have been impeached unceremoniously by his colleagues.

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