ABHA: Suspending me is a failed attempt by Labour Party to intimidate opposition in the House – Akpulonu

The Leader of PDP Caucus in the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Solomon Akpulonu, has described his purported suspension by the state lawmakers as a failed attempt to intimidate the opposition in the House.

Akpulonu, who was reacting to the news of his suspension, expressed surprise that a legislator would be suspended for applying a peaceful way of agitating for the right thing to be done in the Abia State Parliament.

He said that as the leader of the opposition party in the state, he was not expected to keep quiet and watch things done the wrong way.

The Obingwa East lawmaker, who maintained his earlier call for PDP members to occupy the majority positions in the Abia House, said the agitation was being pursued through peaceful means.

He made it clear that he would not be intimidated by the Speaker, or the purported suspension.

“I am an opposition leader. I am the leader of the PDP Caucus, so nobody can intimidate me. Even the Speaker can not intimidate me. I am not perturbed.

“What I am saying is that what the Labour Party and the Speaker are doing is wrong. There is no way the majority will become the minority.

“I will not be intimidated, even if he likes, let the Speaker suspend me for the term.”

On the allegations that he addressed the press and disclosed the business of the House without clearance from the House, Hon Akpulonu wondered why the Speaker singled him out for persecution even though some other legislators of LP, PDP and other political parties had been granting interviews to the press without any hammer falling on them.

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