Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly on Tuesday, January 16, said the allegation of an impeachment plot against certain government officials was nothing but untrue, describing such rumors as mischievous doings of political brokers.
Daily Independent reports that Ime Okon, the deputy house leader and chairman, House Committee on Information, urged the member of the public to disregard such false and misleading stories.
Akwa Ibom Lawmakers Deny Impeachment Plot
According to Okon, ‘‘The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly is aware of the sinister plots by some mischievous elements to plant stories in the media alleging ‘impeachment plans’ by the honourable house against certain government officials in the state.
“This is the latest antic in the detractors’ strive to cause disaffection and tension between the legislative and executive arms of government in the state. It is important to reiterate the commitment of the 6th assembly to the development goals of the current administration of His Excellency, Deacon Udom Emmanuel.
”The house as currently constituted is upbeat about the growth agenda of this administration and would therefore not involve in unnecessary politicking which might erode the governor’s numerous development efforts.
”As lawmakers, our focus remains cardinally on our key mandate of making sound laws and ensuring sustainable growth and improved welfare of Akwa Ibom people through effective oversight rather than on obnoxious politics.”
The lawmakers, therefore, urged Akwa Ibom people to distance self from distractive media reports and rather concern themselves with the undertakings of the present administration through holding government accountable on the score of its promises.
He also urged the media to always make use of the state legislature’s open door policy to authenticate their reports in order to help the assembly execute its agenda of collaborating with the executive towards building an educated, united, healthy and prosperous Akwa Ibom.