The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Anambra chapter, has charged the Anambra State House of Assembly to investigate alleged constitutional breaches by Govenor Willie Obiano within five days.
The group made the call yesterday in a communiqué issued in Awka and signed by 20 of 28 political parties in the state.
The statement read by the group’s Publicity Secretary, Mr Peter Okala threatened to mobilise membes of all registered political parties in Anambra to occupy the assembly premises on Monday if the legislators did not commence investigations into the allegations.
According to IPAC, some of the alleged breaches included non-conduct of local government elections and plan by the governor to appoint caretaker committee chairmen and liaison officers for the councils.
It said that “the plans by Obiano led Anambra government to illegally and unconstitutionally appoint Caretaker/Transition and/or liaison officers in whatsoever name called to manage affairs, including finances of the 21 Council’s in the state, is totally unacceptable to all registered political parties.
“Any attempt by the Obiano-led administration to continue the unlawful diversion and misappropriation of monies accruing to the 21 local councils from the Federation Account and unconstitutional appointment of caretaker/transition shall be met with strongest resistance.
“That the ANSHoA is hereby given five-day notice with effect from friday within which to direct or cause to be directed an inquiry or investigate into the unlawful activities and allegation of offences of breaches and grave violation of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“That in the unlikely event that the ANSHoA fails or neglects within five days to direct or cause to be directed an inquiry or investigate into the unlawful activities of Obiano, we the members of all the registered political parties in Anambra shall occupy the ANSHoA until justice is done.”