As the wave of impeachment threat berths in Imo State, the State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has expressed confidence that his seat is not under any threat from the State House of Assembly.
He was reacting to alleged moves by the state lawmakers to impeach him over unpaid entitlements.
Speaking through his Senior Special Assistant Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha said that he is not aware of such move.
He said: “we read it in the newspapers like every other Nigerian, and we are not aware that members of the State House of Assembly are making any move to impeach me”.
The governor instead showered encomiums on the state lawmakers for partnering with him in achieving the transformation that has taken place in the state, in spite of their political affiliations.
He said: “we do not see any reason to begin to see things differently or for us to begin to doubt the existing conviviality between them and the governor. Imo people have benefitted much from the cooperation existing between the executive and the legislature in the State and would wish it to continue”.
Okorocha stressed that the issue of unpaid entitlements could be resolved between him and the lawmakers since they work together as one family adding that the issue of entitlements of lawmakers anywhere in the world is a recurring issue.
The governor added that the state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which has shown much desperation to come back to power, would not even contemplate asking their members for impeachment because they know it would be the most unpopular action in the history of the state.