Ebonyi state House of Assembly on Tuesday suspended the member representing Afikpo North East constituency in the Assembly, Mrs Maria Ude Nwachi aka Afikpo Chic, for alleged gross misconduct.
Mrs. Nwachi was accused of allegedly posing as public photographer. The motion for he suspension was moved by the Leader of the House, Hon. Joseph Nwobasi.
The House said Nwachi have refused to heed earlier warnings by the Assembly to desist from being a photographer in the state. Nwachi, a former Minority Leader, according to the house by her actions has brought disrespect and dishonesty to herself and the Assembly by by posing as public photographer.
She was therefore suspended for 14 days pending the outcome of investigations on the allegations leveled against her by a special committee constituted by the House to investigate the allegations. .
This will be the second time she will be suspended by the House. In 2016 she was suspended for sponsoring a protest by Afikpo youths against the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, for epileptic a services to the town.
The peaceful protest later turned violent as some of the youths set ablaze some vehicles of the Disco and this prompted the house to suspended her for over two months.
During the ugly episode, some vehicles belonging to Enugu Electricity distribution company, EEDC and its offices were vandalized by irate youths.
The suspension was lifted on September 29th 2015.
Recall that the suspension followed an alleged involvement of the minority leader in the violence protest and breach of peace that took in her constituency.
During the ugly episode, some vehicles belonging to Enugu Electricity distribution company, EEDC and its offices were vandalized by irate youths. Hon. Chukwu noted that the suspended minority leader, Ude Nwachi had shown enough remorse and that she had as well served the duration of her suspension.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Francis Nwifuru put the motion to vote and it was unanimously adopted. However, the House also passed into law the committee report on a bill for a law to amend Joint State and Local government projects and related matters, law of 2015.