The Abia State House of Assembly has passed a vote of confidence on the Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, following the political impasse in the state and near breakdown of law and order due to political distractions owing to judgment of Justice Okon Abang of the federal high court in Abuja against the governor.
The house of assembly at a plenary session on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, passed a vote of implicit confidence on the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, after a motion moved by the member Representing Obingwa West State Constituency and chairman, house committee on public petitions, Mr. Thomas Nkoro.
He said the motion has become absolutely necessary in view of the political turmoil that has enveloped the state, which has hitherto, thrown the entire Abia in confusion, since the ruling by court of first instance.
Hon. Nkoro frowned at the conflicting reports emanating from the media and the consequent bandwagon effect, saying it has instilled fear in investors and Abians in general and thereby moved a motion of implicit confidence in Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and the entire government of Abia and affirming that Abia has only one government of Abia and affirming that Abia has only one government.
While making their contributions, members representing Bende North constituency and deputy speaker, Mr. Cosmos Ndukwe; Isiala Ngwa South, Barrister Chukwendu Kanu; Umuahia East, Mr. Chukwudi Apugo; and Obingwa East, Mr. Solomon Akpulonu enjoined all those involved in the litigation to let go personal interest but consider the overall well-being of Abians as this will not only impact negatively on Abians but will also scare investors in the state.
They appealed to the parties to leverage on the governor’s good performance in the last one year to support him with brilliant ideas, while also calling on them to bring their business to the state, with the aim to move it forward.
The speaker of the House, Mr. Martins Azubuike, appealed to investors in the state, to carry on with their businesses, reiterating that the House will make sure their businesses are not under any form of threat.
He equally used the medium to appeal to President Mohammed Buhari and the International community to douse the situation, saying that the state will abide by the rulings of the court when all the issues before it are finally concluded.
The house therefore unanimously passed a vote of implicit confidence on the Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, urging him to continue rendering his remarkable and landmark services to Abia People.