The attention of the Abia PDP has been drawn to rumours making the rounds on social media that members of the Abia State House of Assembly are making plans to impeach the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, because the PDP lost the just concluded governorship election.
The PDP has held meetings with its members in the Abia State House of Assembly as well as members of the opposition party and there is no iota of truth in the impeachment rumour.
The rumours are just the wild imaginations of rumour mongers and detractors who are bent on destroying the peaceful legacy Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has built in his eight-year tenure as the governor of Abia State.
The impeachment is a hoax because the governor has not committed any impeachable offence that will warrant members of the Abia State House of Assembly impeaching him in about two months to the end of his meritorious and peaceful service to the good people of Abia State.
It is on record that Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu as the governor of Abia State in the past eight years did his best within the circumstances he found himself and Abia State. At last count, he is leaving Abia more peaceful than he met it eight years ago and anybody who is sincere to himself will attest to this extant truth.
As a man of peace that he is, Governor Ikpeazu quickly congratulated the winner of the Abia governorship election, Dr. Alex Otti, and offered to provide him with a smooth transition that will enable him to hit the ground running once he is sworn into office.
Such an exemplary display of political sportsmanship is very rare in our polity and Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu deserves the commendations of all and not rumours that put him in a bad light.
The Abia PDP calls on the good people of Abia to disregard the impeachment rumour because it is false and has no bearing with the immediate duties and preoccupation of members of the hallowed legislative chamber who are working day and night for a seamless transfer of power from one government to another.
We also call on those behind the unfounded rumour to stop dissipating their creative energies chasing and pushing out imaginary news items to cause disaffection between the government and the people. What all well meaning Abians should do now is to look for ways to support the incoming government to succeed.
PDP – Power to the People!
Hon. Elder Abraham Amah
Abia PDP Vice Chairman/Acting State Publicity Secretary