A Member of the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Nkenna John Nzeruo, has said he got the axe because he refused to support Governor Rochas Okorocha in his bid to have his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as his successor.
Hon. Nzeruo, who is representing Oru East, said apart from this, no credible reason was given for his suspension from the house; but that the speaker cited un-parliamentary conduct.
Nzeruo said, “First, I was duly elected as Member representing the good people of Oru-East State Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, and till date, I have not been found wanting in the discharge of my legislative functions, neither have I faced a disciplinary committee for whatever reason.
“The only crimes I committed are that I gave heed to my people, whose mandate I represent, not to participate in any oath taking for the sum N50,000,000 to protect my integrity before God and my people; that I refused to go to the press to attack, abuse and assassinate the character of Sen. Hope Uzodinma, my brother, constituent and also a BoT member of same party (APC).
“My alleged refusal to join the band wagon of the Ugwumba Movement (Agburu) supporting a particular governorship aspirant in Imo State; that I wore the uniform provided by and for the South East members of the party (APC) for the just concluded national convention of the party in Abuja. How these become an un-parliamentary conduct is yet to be proven,” he said.