The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has called for the resignation or impeachment of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state for his alleged role in the demolition of the Eke Ukwu market, in Owerri, Imo.
Recall that a boy, Somtochukwu Ibeanusi, was reported to have been killed by a stray bullet while several others were said to have sustained various degrees of injuries during the demolition of the market on Aug. 26.
Contrary to that, the NBA Chairman in Imo state, Lawrence Nwaketi, while speaking to journalists in Owerri accused the governor of “flagrant disobedience of subsisting court orders’ on the issue.”
According to him, the governor had abused some provisions of the Nigerian Constitution, which he swore to protect and hence should be impeached as soon as possible.
Mr. Nwaketi recalled that there is a subsisting High Court order, restraining the state government, and its officials from tampering with or relocating the market, pending the hearing and determination of the suit.
The NBA Chairman said should the State House of Assembly fail to commence the impeachment proceedings on the governor, “Imo people should begin the process of recalling the lawmakers.”
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