The Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has been called upon to ensure that Mr. Tony Nwoye, is sworn in immediately, now that the house has settled down after its Easter break, so he can begin representation of the people of Anambra East and West federal constituency.
A youth leader in the area, Mr. Ojukwu Obakasi, in an interview with THISDAY during a recent visit to the area to sample the opinion of the people over the rift between Hon. Chriscato Ameke, and Nwoye, said the people of the area voted massively for PDP because they were convinced that Nwoye was the candidate of the party.
Ojukwu, who was a house of assembly candidate for Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Anambra West in 2011 said the continued refusal to swear in Nwoye amounts to depriving the people of the constituency of their rights.
“Speaker Tambuwal must know that all eyes are on him now, and he must present himself as a lover of justice by swearing in Tony Nwoye in the next sitting or forever blame himself for the loss of opportunity to make his mark as a true leader, as even the court had declared him (Nwoye) the rightful candidate of PDP in the election,” Obakasi said.
Speaking further, Obakasi wondered why there should be any delay in the swearing in of Nwoye, as INEC had long realised their mistake and issued his a certificate of return as the winner of the election, while Senator Margery Okadigbo who stood election in the same faction of the party as Nwoye has been long sworn in after the authenticity of their faction of the party was determined.
“The people of Anambra East and West federal constituency are known for their open heartedness, but it must be told that this same people can go to any length to fight what is wrong and defend what is right, so the speaker should help our people by making their wish of Nwoye representing us come to pass.”
Nwoye and Ameke had been in a battle over who should represent the area in the House of Representatives having vied on different factions of the PDP in the 2011 National Assembly election.
National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) had in solidarity to Nwoye who was former president of the union protested at the National Assembly Complex before the Easter break, urging Tambuwal to swear him in.