The Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has debunked reports that the state House of Assembly has concluded plans to impeach the state governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu because the PDP lost the just concluded governorship election.
The Abia PDP described the reports as fake, saying the leaders of the party have met with its members in the Abia State House of Assembly and members of the opposition party.
The party made this known via a statement issued on Saturday by its Vice Chairman and Acting State Publicity Secretary, Elder Abraham Amah.
Amah stated: “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 Vice Chairman, however, urged the people of the state to disregard the impeachment rumour, saying it is false and has no bearing on the duties and preoccupation of members of the state Assembly “who are working day and night for a seamless transfer of power from one government to another”.