Abia factional Speaker to investigate Ikpeazu administration
Abia State House of Assembly, under its factional Speaker, Chukwudi Apugo on Thursday said it has received a plethora of petitions against government agencies and will soon begin a probe.
It could be recalled that Apugo was elected the Speaker at a plenary held on Tuesday outside the Assembly complex, which was presided by the Deputy Speaker, Ifeanyi Uchendu, where 18 out of 27 members of the Assembly impeached the Speaker, Chief Chinedum Orji.
The House Committee on Anti-Corruption and Public Accounts, in a statement on Thursday, said it had received a plethora of petitions alleging various offences by different elected and appointed functionaries of the state.
The statement signed by the chairman of the committee, Obinna Ichita, said it was committed to a quick consideration of the petitions in relations to the Auditor General’s Report and the financial statement of the accounts of Abia State Government led by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
Recall that Ichita was appointed the chairman of the committee, set up by Apugo on Wednesday.
The committee stated that in a bid to discharge its duty speedily within the next 14 days, it would be holding a joint interactive session with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the relevant security agencies.
The statement read, “The committee is expected to submit the report of its findings in the plenary session of the Abia State House of Assembly.