Delta Assembly Suspends Ex-Speaker, Igbuya For 3 Months After Dumping PDP For APC

The Delta State House of Assembly has suspended the former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Monday Ovwigho Igbuya for a period of three months.

It was observed that the suspension is coming few weeks after Rt. Hon. Igbuya dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to pursue his House of Representatives ambition on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

It was gathered that the House suspended the lawmaker over allegations of financial recklessness during his tenure as Speaker.

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The suspension, after a motion brought under matters of urgent public importance was moved by the Majority Leader. Hon. Tim Owhefere.

Moving the motion, Hon. Owhefere said, “You will recall that in our executive session held on Tuesday October 17 2017, a committee was set up to look into issues relating to financial recklessness on the part of the immediate past Speaker and Member Representing Sapele State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya. Mr Speaker, the committee did submit its preliminary report to the Executive Session on the 27th day of February 2018.

“Consequently, Mr Speaker, I move that this House set up another committee to review the preliminary report of the committee earlier set up and the member representing Sapele State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya be suspended for a period of three months to enable the new committee carry out unfettered investigation devoid of any interference “.

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The motion was quickly seconded by the member representing Ughelli South Constituency, Hon. Rueben Izeze and unanimously adopted by the house at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori.

The House also set up a three member Adhoc-Committee to review a plenary report of a Committee earlier set up by the house to investigate the matter during its executive session on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 which was submitted on February 27, 2018.

The suspension learnt is to enable the Ad hoc Committee carry out its assignment without interference.

The Ad hoc Committee as announced by the Speaker Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori is headed by the Deputy Majority Leader and member representing Bomadi Constituency, Hon. Oboro Preyor while Hon. Azuka Azaka, Ndokwa West and Hon. Rueben Izeze, Ughelli South Constituency are member.

The Speaker directed the committee to submit the report on October 9, 2018.

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