- Deputy national chairman of the PDP Dr Cairo Ojougboh on Thursday, May 11, in Abuja said Governor Ifeanyi Okowa caused the impeachment of Speaker Igbuya
- Ojogboh says Igbuya was removed from the office because he accompanied James Ibori to visit Governor Dickson
- He warns Okowa that his eight-year tenure would not last forever
The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over the impeachment of the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly Monday Igbuya.
Reports have it that Igbuya was impeached in the early hours of Thursday, May 11. He was impeached during a session of the state House of Assembly.
According to a statement issued by the acting deputy national chairman of the party Dr Cairo Ojougboh on Thursday, May 11 in Abuja, the governor caused the impeachment of the speaker because Igbuya accompanied former Delta state governor, James Ibori to visit Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state.
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In the statement signed on his behalf by his personal assistant B Alli, Ojuogboh warned Okowa that his eight-year tenure would not last forever.
The statement read: “The attention of Hon Cairo Ojougboh, the Deputy National Chairman of the PDP have been drawn to the criminal removal of Hon Monday Igbuya as Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Asaba.
“Dr Cairo Ojougboh in a statement issued in Abuja today, 11th May, 2017 has advised Hon Monday Igbuya not to despair that his removal is a victory for his person and the genuine democratic forces in Delta state.
“He also says that Igbuya was removed from office because he accompanied His Excellency, chief James Ibori to visit the governor and good people of Bayelsa state.
“His problem with Gov Okowa started immediately after that visit but we must state that Hon Monday Igbuya has served creditably well and we are proud of his services to the people of Delta State.
“Gov Okowa should be reminded that power belongs to God and that it is transient.
“He should also be reminded that eight years is not forever and therefore, be mindful of how he treats people while in power.''
NAIJ.com recalls that the factions of Senators Ali-Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi flexed muscles in Asaba, the Delta state capital on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 over who held sway in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The faction loyal to Sheriff was chased out from the proposed venue of their stakeholders' meeting in Asaba, thereby disrupting Sheriff's one-day working visit to the state.
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