Sacked Abia LP Assembly candidate vows to resume sitting
A former member of the Abia House of Assembly, Hon. Destiny Nwagwu, who was sacked by the court of Appeal sitting in Lagos, has vowed to resume sitting at the House, claiming that the Supreme Court verdict which validated the election of Governor Alex Otti, has also affirmed his victory.
Recall that the judges at the Lagos Appeal Court ruled in favour of Hon. Aaron Uzodike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him a Certificate of Return.
However, despite the court’s decision, the leadership of the Abia State House of Assembly, under Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Emeruwa has refrained from swearing in Hon. Uzodike.
The refusal to recognize Uzodike as the Aba North State Constituency lawmaker, even after INEC issued him the Certificate of Return, has drawn criticism from political observers and the PDP leadership in the state for failing to comply with the court’s orders.
While briefing newsmen in Aba, Nwagwu, who represented the Aba North state constituency until his sack, insisted that he remains the lawmaker representing the constituency.
He wondered why the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is crying over the same Court of Appeal judgment which sacked 16 of her members from the Plateau state House of Assembly but have been putting pressure on the Speaker of Abia state House of Assembly to swear in Hon. Aaron.
He said, “Injustice anywhere is Injustice everywhere.”
Destiny vowed to resume legislative sittings in a few days.