Slug: N36m Scandal Rocks Anambra State Assembly, Speaker Fingered

| January 19, 2013 | 0 Comments


The financial tranquil enjoyed in Anambra State in the recent years under the leadership of Governor Peter Obi may have suffered a damaging Perturbation in the hands of the Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Chinwe Clara Nwaebili.

Information available to indicate that the Speaker of the State House of Assembly Legislative chambers to the dark days of unchecked financial thuggery.  Information gathered through a competent source indicates a discord within the lawmakers has taken hold over a recent disbursement by the Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi.

The Governor had released the sum of N36 million to the State House of Assembly through the Speaker for a training course to be embarked upon by the 30 members of the State legislators. The training is reported to be on modern legislative and leadership technics. The training is to hold in South Africa for late January to early February 2013.

Out of the N36 million released, the Speaker released N12 million to the lawmakers-at N400,000 each. The remainder of the N24 million was allegedly pocketed by the Speaker. And for this, the legislative chambers have turned a cantankerous den-threatening a grander scaled disruption to the smooth administration of the legislative arm of the government. A source amongst the lawmakers told our correspondent in Anambra that the majority are gravely unhappy with the Speaker.

The  source pointed to the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Orizu Chukwudi  as having been a partner in crime in the cornering of the N24 million. Hon Orizu, the son of Nnewi Monarch, Igwe Orizu, was reached for comments but he declined to comment, as attempts to also reach the Speaker also failed to yield a response.

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